Rio Olympics 2016 Begin With Glittering Opening Ceremony

Olympics | News18.com | August 6, 2016, 6:09 am
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Indian contingent, led by Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janriro. (AP)

Indian contingent, led by Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janriro. (AP)

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Fireworks are set off during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (AP)

Fireworks are set off during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (AP)

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Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016. (Getty Images)

Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016. (Getty Images)

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Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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A performer dances during the Pop: Empowerment segment during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

A performer dances during the Pop: Empowerment segment during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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Dancers perform during the Geometrization segment of the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

Dancers perform during the Geometrization segment of the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony at Maracana Stadium. (Getty Images)

Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony at Maracana Stadium. (Getty Images)

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Dancers perfrom during the Geometrization segment of the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

Dancers perfrom during the Geometrization segment of the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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Model Gisele Bundchen during the opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

Model Gisele Bundchen during the opening ceremony. (Getty Images)

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The Olympic flag is presented during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

The Olympic flag is presented during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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Timo Boll of Germany carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony.

Timo Boll of Germany carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony.

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Anna Meares of Australia carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

Anna Meares of Australia carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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Luis Scola of Argentina carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

Luis Scola of Argentina carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

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Flag bearer Sulaiman Hamad of Saudi Arabia leads his team during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)

Flag bearer Sulaiman Hamad of Saudi Arabia leads his team during the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images)