Story lines of Rio in pictures

  • The 2016 Olympic ceremony in Rio kicked off by celebrating diversity from around the globe. [Image via Olympic's Facebook page].

    The 2016 Olympic ceremony in Rio kicked off by celebrating diversity from around the globe. [Image via Olympic's Facebook page].

  • The U.S. men's swimming team taking the world stage for the first time. [Image via Men's Swimming Facebook.]

    The U.S. men's swimming team taking the world stage for the first time. [Image via Men's Swimming Facebook.]

  • Brazilian Judo champion, Rafaela Silva, who hails from a favela in Rio, won the country's first gold medal of the games. [Image via Banda B's Facebook page].

    Brazilian Judo champion, Rafaela Silva, who hails from a favela in Rio, won the country's first gold medal of the games. [Image via Banda B's Facebook page].

  • U.S. gymnast, Simone Biles, took home five medals, including gold for the Women's Individual All-Around. [Image via Biles' Facebook Fanpage].

    U.S. gymnast, Simone Biles, took home five medals, including gold for the Women's Individual All-Around. [Image via Biles' Facebook Fanpage].

  • The Brazilian Men's soccer team beat Germany, winning the team's first-ever gold medal, thanks to Neymar's winning penalty kick. [Image via Fifa's Facebook page].

    The Brazilian Men's soccer team beat Germany, winning the team's first-ever gold medal, thanks to Neymar's winning penalty kick. [Image via Fifa's Facebook page].

  • Jamaican track and field phenom Usain Bolt won three gold medals and completed the

    Jamaican track and field phenom Usain Bolt won three gold medals and completed the "triple triple" before announcing his retirement. [Image via Bolt's Facebook page].

  • Swimming sensation Michael Phelps medaled in six events (five gold, one silver) making his grand total an unprecedented 28 medals. [Image via Phelps' Facebook page].

    Swimming sensation Michael Phelps medaled in six events (five gold, one silver) making his grand total an unprecedented 28 medals. [Image via Phelps' Facebook page].

  • Fehaid Al-Deehan, who comes from Kuwaiti descent, won an Olympic gold for the Independent Olympic Athletes refugee team in the men's double trap shooting. [Image via ISSF's Facebook page].

    Fehaid Al-Deehan, who comes from Kuwaiti descent, won an Olympic gold for the Independent Olympic Athletes refugee team in the men's double trap shooting. [Image via ISSF's Facebook page].

  • Simone Warner became the first-ever African-Amerian female swimmer to win Olympic gold. [Image via ESPN's Facebook page].

    Simone Warner became the first-ever African-Amerian female swimmer to win Olympic gold. [Image via ESPN's Facebook page].

  • American  sprinter, Alison Felix, won six medals, which brings her grand total to nine, tying her with Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottery, as the most decorated track-and-field female athlete. [Image via Nike's Facebook page]

    American sprinter, Alison Felix, won six medals, which brings her grand total to nine, tying her with Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottery, as the most decorated track-and-field female athlete. [Image via Nike's Facebook page]

  • South Korean gymnast, Lee Eun-ju, and North Korean rival, Hong Un-jong, taking a historic selfie. [Image via Twitter/Ian Bremmer].

    South Korean gymnast, Lee Eun-ju, and North Korean rival, Hong Un-jong, taking a historic selfie. [Image via Twitter/Ian Bremmer].

  • Sixteen-year-old Brazilian gymnast, Flavia Saraiva might only stand at 4'4, yet she made a huge impression at her first Olympic games. [Image via Facebook].

    Sixteen-year-old Brazilian gymnast, Flavia Saraiva might only stand at 4'4, yet she made a huge impression at her first Olympic games. [Image via Facebook].

  • Ibtihaj Muhammad won a bronze medal in fencing and became the first U.S. Olympian to compete in a Hijab. [Image via Muhammad's Facebook page].

    Ibtihaj Muhammad won a bronze medal in fencing and became the first U.S. Olympian to compete in a Hijab. [Image via Muhammad's Facebook page].

  • At the closing ceremony, the torch was passed to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tokyo being the host of the 2020 Olympics. [Image via Olympic's Facebook page].

    At the closing ceremony, the torch was passed to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tokyo being the host of the 2020 Olympics. [Image via Olympic's Facebook page].

  • And finally, Rio's breathtaking Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city. [Image via Discovery Channel's Facebook page].

    And finally, Rio's breathtaking Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city. [Image via Discovery Channel's Facebook page].

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