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Photos: Experience Rio’s Olympic opening ceremony through the eyes of the athletes

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Best night of their lives.
By Johnny Simon
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The 2016 Olympics officially kicked off on Friday night (Aug. 5) in Rio de Janeiro. Around the world, millions will be tuning in to view the opulent, poignant ceremony. But without a doubt, the more than 11,000 athletes walking the floor during the Parade of Nations have the best view in the house.

Here are some of the images Olympic athletes have shared throughout the opening ceremony festivities:

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