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

Obsession
Rio 2016
Obsession
Rio 2016

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:

#squad

A post shared by Kyle Lowry (@kyle_lowry7) on

Tout simplement magique 😍 #OpeningCeremony

A post shared by VALÉRIANE AYAYI (@valeriane_ayayi) on

Opening ceremonies!

A post shared by Paul George (@ygtrece) on

Inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos Rio 2016. Increíble!! 😂 #juegosolimpicos #olimpiadas #lasleonas

A post shared by Juli Gomes Fantasia (@gfjulia) on

No pictures plz! Not on duty NOT ON DUTY!!!! Lol @usabasketball #Rio

A post shared by Brittney Griner (@brittneyyevettegriner) on

Maracana #WirfuerD #rio2016 #roadtorio

A post shared by Hannes Aigner (@hannes_aignerl) on

@andymurray Flag bearing 🇬🇧 like a boss 👏🏽🎉👌🏽

A post shared by Heather Watson (@heatherwatson92) on

All dressed up in our opening ceremony gear, ready to watch from the village :) @teamgb

A post shared by Tom Daley (@tomdaley1994) on

We are almost in the stadium!!! #OneTeam #AustralianOlympicTeam #Rio2016OlympicGames #openingceremony

A post shared by Shelley Watts (@shelleywatts_boxer) on

Rio let us IN !!! #rio2016 #opening #maracana

A post shared by Patrick Hausding (@patrick_hausding1) on

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