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Rio 2016 Exciting photos from opening ceremony

Interim Brazilian President Michel Temer declared the first Olympics in South America open on Saturday, August 6 (Nigerian time).

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Maracana Stadium, venue of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

(Los Angeles Times)

Interim Brazilian President Michel Temer declared the first Olympics in South America open on Saturday, August 6 (Nigerian time), kicking off the Rio de Janeiro Games after a more than three-hour opening ceremony.

Some in the crowd met Temer's remarks with jeers, underscoring the deep political divisions as suspended President Dilma Rousseff faces an impeachment trial and the Brazilian economy struggles through a grinding recession.

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See the Olympics photo gallery below:

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