The Best Images from Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

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Fireworks explode during the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony at the Maracanã stadium. (Getty Images/Clive Brunskill)
Performers fill the brightly lit stage at the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images/Richard Heathcote)
Performers fill the brightly lit stage at the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images/Richard Heathcote)
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony begins at the Maracanã stadium under the flags of all the competing nations. Credits: (Getty Images/Clive Mason)
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony begins at the Maracanã stadium under the flags of all the competing nations. Credits: (Getty Images/Clive Mason)
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The Opening Ceremony portrays the construction of metropolises in Brazil. (Getty Images/Clive Mason)
Alberto Santos-Dumont, known in Brazil as the 'Father of Aviation', is represented at the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)
Alberto Santos-Dumont, known in Brazil as the ‘Father of Aviation’, is represented at the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)
Blocks representing the popular culture and music of Brazil light up the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images/Ian Walton)
Blocks representing the popular culture and music of Brazil light up the Opening Ceremony. (Getty Images/Ian Walton)
The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Getty Images/Lars Baron)
The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Getty Images/Lars Baron)

 

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