Rio Olympics:- The opening bash had none of the high-tech wizardry of Beijing in 2008, nor the theatrical sets of London in 2012. Instead, organizers turned Maracana Stadium into an intimate party filled with spinning lights and wild dancing.
Fireworks are lit at Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Friday in Rio de Janeiro.
Ahtletes and volunteers look on as children run with bird kites during the Rio Olympic 2016 opening ceremony at Maracaña Stadium.
Dancers perform in Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics.
Athletes pack the field as fireworks blast above during the opening ceremony at Maracaña Stadium.
Dancers perform in a sea of green during the opening ceremony on Friday at Maracana Stadium in Rio.
Joao Rossi parades his Christ the Redeemer hat as he arrives at Maracaña Stadium for opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic.
Dancers perform on the favelas during the opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic on Friday night.
A dancer performs a handstand during the oppening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Friday night.
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.