Let the Games begin: Rio Olympics opening ceremony

Riot of colour

Fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty)


Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Getty)

Fireworks explode over the Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Getty)

Pita Nikolas Aufatofua of Tonga carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty)

Fireworks explode over the Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty)

The Olympic flag is presented during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty)

The Olympic Cauldron is lit by the final torch bearer and former marathon runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty)

Fireworks explode over the Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Getty)

A general view during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty)

The Olympic Cauldron is seen lit during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty)

A general view during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty)

 

 

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