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Rio Olympics 2016: The biggest sporting event in the world set for a royal kick-off

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Rio Olympics is all set to begin as Brazil awaits a grand opening ceremony. Reuters

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Chinese gymnasts practice on the beam. China have sent in 416 athletes to Rio de Janeiro, its largest overseas delegation in Olympic history, continuing in its pursuit of medals. AP

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Team Mexico attends their welcome ceremony at the Olympic Village. Reuters

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Japan's women's rugby sevens team share a light moment as they arrive for their practice session. Reuters

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Rio de Janeiro' mayor Eduardo Paes carries the Olympic torch just after it was transported across the Guanabara Bay from Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro. Reuters

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Gymnast Kristian Thomas of United Kingdom in training. He was a member of the historic bronze medal-winning Britishers who participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Reuters

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Lee Eun-Ju of South Korea takes a selfie with Hong Un-Jong of North Korea. Reuters


Updated Date: Aug 05, 2016 17:15 PM

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