Photos: 6 best moments from the Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6: The Rio Olympics 2016 formally has formally begun as a beautiful opening ceremony was organised at the iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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Athletes from all the 207 nations who are taking part in the Games where present at the stadium to grace the occassion. 

The Indian contingent of 120 athletes the highest ever sent by the country was led by flag bearer and the only gold medal winner in an individual category Abhinav Bindra.

Here are some of the best photographs from the opening ceremony: (All Images have been taken from Rio Olympics 2016 and Olympics Twitter handles)

Five rings of the Olympics depicted with fire

A beautiful image of the iconic five rings of the Olympic games.

A peace message

A fan holds a piece of paper which is cut in the shape of a pigeon and a beautiful peace message written on it.

Olympic Cauldron

The Rio 2016 Olympic Cauldron is lit.

A view at the opening ceremony

A collage of photographs of all the athletes participating at the Rio Olympics 2016.

Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony

A top view of the Maracana stadium during the Rio Olympics 2016 opening ceremony.

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A view from the stands where all the athletes have gathered in the ground.

Indian contingent at the opening ceremony

Indian contingent marches during the opening ceremony of Rio Olympic 2016 at Rio de Janeiro in Brazi

Indian contingent at Rio Olympics opening ceremony

Team India arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Indian contingent at the Opening Ceremony

Flag bearer Abhinav Bindra leads the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony/

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