Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016 was a spectacle of colors, lights and dances. Seen by about 3 billion people around the world, the event is one of the largest audiences in television history.

Check out some beautiful pictures of the event.

Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze
Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Ceremony | Inspiraze

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