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These Are The Best Images From The 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Colors, colors everywhere.

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1. Rio's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue got a face thanks to a projection by Gaspare Di Caro.

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2. The contrast between Rio de Janiero's Mangueira neighborhood with the Olympic Stadium.

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3. This little guy danced before the real show started.

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4. Inside the stadium: selfies.

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5. Outside the stadium: protests.

Tasso Marcelo / AFP / Getty Images

6. The stadium seen from the inside.

David Rogers / Getty Images

7. Dancers performing during the ceremony.

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8. Things got a little bit trippy.

Francois-xavier Marit / AFP / Getty Images

9. There was a giant spider.

Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images

10. And tons of color.

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11. Really. Tons of color.

Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty Images


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13. The audience seemed to be happy with the show.

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16. Brazil's flag was present.

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17. Gisele Bundchen walked while 'Garota de Ipanema' played.

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22. Dancers perform during the Favela Voices segment.

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25. The end.

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