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Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony

Brazil displayed its rich history and glorious culture on the opening day of the Olympic Games which was officially launched on August…

Fireworks at the Maracana

Rio launches the first Olympic Games in South America with a low-budget opening ceremony at the famous Maracana Stadium that featured a colourful light and sound show, the world's best athletes and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Australians give thumbs up at the Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony

Australia took to the track in white and green pinstripe blazers and yacht-chic white shorts,

Olympic flame is lit

De Lima came third in the 2004 marathon in Athens and had the honour of lighting the flame 12 years later

The 10 best moments of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony.

The 10 best moments of from the Rio Olympics opening ceremony.

The Olympics have kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony in Rio. See all the amazing photos from Brazil's Olympic Opening Ceremony.

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