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Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony: 17 Coolest Pictures

Fish. Gisele. Colour.

06/08/2016 00:42 | Updated 06 August 2016

It’s here. In the the words of creative director Fernando Meirelles, the opening ceremony of the first Olympics in South America was pretty ‘cool’ ...

  • So it begins ...
    Clive Mason via Getty Images
  • Shimmering fish!
    Christian Petersen via Getty Images
  • The indigenous population ...
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  • ... the Europeans arrive
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  • Flags!
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  • Parkour!
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  • Gisele!
    Mike Blake / Reuters
  • Colour!
    Adrees Latif / Reuters
  • Climate change warning
    Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
  • More colour!
    Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters
  • Phelps!
    Dylan Martinez / Reuters
  • One-handed Andy
    JUAN MABROMATA via Getty Images
  • Oil or nothing
    OLIVIER MORIN via Getty Images
  • The boys and girls from Brazil
    Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
  • Boom!
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  • More colour!
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  • Vanderlei de Lima lets the games begin
    Markus Schreiber/AP

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