Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony: 17 Coolest Pictures

Fish. Gisele. Colour.

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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 ...
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Shimmering fish!
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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!
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One-handed Andy
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Oil or nothing
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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
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