Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Opening ceremony

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The 31st Olympics, the first to be held in South America and only the third to take place in the southern hemisphere, formally opened on Friday with a colourful ceremony, dedicated to history and the Earth and depicting Brazil's vibrantly diverse culture, at the Macarana stadium here.
The 31st Olympics, the first to be held in South America and only the third to take place in the southern hemisphere, formally opened on Friday with a colourful ceremony, dedicated to history and the Earth and depicting Brazil's vibrantly diverse culture, at the Macarana stadium here. Credit: Reuters