Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular opening ceremony kickstarts sport's biggest carnival


Fireworks explode over the Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony. Getty Images


The Olympic cauldron is lit by Jorge Alderto de Oliveira Gomes in front of the Candelaria church in central Rio de Janeiro. Reuters


Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony. Reuters


A general view of the Maracana stadium. AP


Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016. AP


Former Brazilian marathon runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima holds the Olympic torch before lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony. Reuters


Fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium. Getty Images


Athletes carry the Olympic flag during the opening ceremony. Reuters


The Olympic couldron is lit and the 2016 Games are officially underway! Getty Images

Updated Date: Aug 06, 2016 10:22 AM

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