60 Of The Most Magnificent Photos From The Rio Olympics

A collection of inspiring, engrossing and just plain epic shots.
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Asuka Teramoto of Japan competes on the balance beam during women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics.
Asuka Teramoto of Japan competes on the balance beam during women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics.
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The Summer Olympics has no shortage of photos. Agencies send their best photographers with the most high-tech and expensive gear to capture the split-second moments we all miss while watching the events on television.

Here’s just a sampling of the best photos so far from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. We’ll keep updating it through the closing ceremonies.

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Ami Kondo of Japan (blue) takes down Urantsetseg Munkhbat of Mongolia during the women's 48kg Bronze Medal A judo contest on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on Aug. 6, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro.
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Oliver Hegi of Switzerland competes on the horizontal bar in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team qualification on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Juan Goncalves Nogueira (red) of Brazil celebrates victory over Jason Whateley of Australia after their Men's heavy 91kg preliminaries bout on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Gergo Zalanki #2 of Hungary passes the ball against Milos Cuk #5 of Serbia in the third quarter during the Men's Water Polo Preliminary Round - Group A match between Serbia and Hungary at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Aug. 6, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro.
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A general view as the sun sets on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 6, 2016.
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Yang Sun of China competes in heat six of the Men's 400m Freestyle on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Kosuke Hagino of Japan celebrates winning gold in the final of the Men's 400m Individual Medley on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 6, 2016.
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Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel of the United States celebrate winning gold in the final of the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Segun Toriola of Nigeria plays a Men's Singles second round match against Koki Niwa of Japan on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Richard Kruse (R) of Great Britain defeats Andrea Cassara (L) of Italy during Men's Individual Foil on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Jiaxin Tan of China competes on the uneven bars during Women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Jin Hee Yoon of Korea competes during the Women's 53kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on Aug. 7, 2016.
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A multiple exposure image shows Alexander Massialas of the United States defeating Artur Akhmatkhuzin of Russia during Men's Individual Foil Round of 16 on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Team Brazil celebrates their performance after women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Erika Fasana of Italy competes on the uneven bars during women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Gaurika Singh of Nepal competes in the Women's 100m Backstroke heat on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Alexander Massialas of the United States celebrates defeating Giorgio Avola of Italy during Men's Individual Foil on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 7, 2016.
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Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 200m Butterfly heat on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 8, 2016.
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Ayesha Shahriyar M. Albalooshi of United Arab Emirates competes during the Women's 58kg Group B weightlifting contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on Aug. 8, 2016.
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USA's Katie Ledecky competes in a Women's 200m Freestyle heat during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 8, 2016.
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Jennifer Kish of Canada and Chloe Dalton of Australia go up for the ball during the Women's Semi Final 1 Rugby Sevens match between Australia and Canada on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 8, 2016.
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A multiple exposure image shows Olga Kharlan of Ukraine and Yana Egorian of Russia competing during the Women's Individual Sabre Semifinal on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on Aug. 8, 2016.
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Michael Phelps (L) of the United States leads Chad le Clos of South Africa in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Lauren Hernandez of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Hedvig Karakas of Hungary (in white) competes against Chen-Ling Lien of Chinese Taipei in the Women's 57 kg Repechage Judo contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on Aug. 8, 2016.
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Maksym Dolgov and Oleksandr Gorshkovozov of Ukraine compete in the Men's Diving Synchronised 10m Platform Final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Aug. 8, 2016.
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Ning Ding of China competes against Ying Han of Germany during the Women's Singles Quarterfinal 1 Table Tennis on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro Pavilion 3 on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Osmany Juantorena #5 of Italy in action during the men's qualifying volleyball match between the United States and Italy on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Simone Biles of the United States competes on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Enrico Lacruz of the Netherlands (blue) fights Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu of Mongolia (red) in their Mens Lightweight 60kg bout on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Merven Clair of Mauritius (red) fights against Hosam Hussein Bakr Abdin of Egypt (blue) in their Men's Middleweight 75kg bout on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Nick Wilson #32 of New Zealand attempts a shot past Bosco Perez-Pla #5 of Spain during the hockey game on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Katie Ledecky (R) of the United States wins gold ahead of Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden in the Women's 200m Freestyle Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Aiko Sugihara of Japan competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Esraa Ahmed of Egypt competes during the Women's 63kg Group B Weightlifting contest on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Ruy Fonseca of Brazil, on Tom Bombadill Too, during the Eventing Team Jumping Final at the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Deodoro, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.
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Rosaria Aiello of Italy shoots under pressure from Marina Zablith of Brazil during Water Polo Preliminary Round Group B match on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Ryan Lochte of the United States competes in the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Matej Benus of Slovakia competes during the Canoe Single (C1) Men's Semifinal on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Whitewater Stadium on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Aurea Cruz of Puerto Rico spikes the ball during the women's qualifying volleyball match between China and Puerto Rio on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on Aug. 10, 2016.
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USA's Perry Baker catches the line-out ball in the men's rugby sevens match between Fiji and USA during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 10, 2016.
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Germany's Andreas Loew competes in the men's double trap qualification during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre on Aug. 10, 2016.
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Bombayla Devi Laishram of India competes in the Women's Individual round of 32 Elimination Round on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on Aug. 10, 2016.
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Sven Maresch of Germany (L) and Sergiu Toma of United Arab Emirates compete during the Men's 81kg bout on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco of Mexico compete in the Women's Diving Synchronised 10m Platform Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Aug. 9, 2016.
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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears of Great Britain compete in the Men's Diving Synchronised 3m Springboard Final on Day 5.
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Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley heat on Day 5.
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Giles Scott of Great Britain competes in the Men's Finn class on Day 5.
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Kristin Armstrong hugs her son Lucas Armstrong Savola, 5, after she won the gold medal in the women's cycling road individual time trial.
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Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte of the United States compete in the second semifinal of the Men's 200m Individual Medley on Day 5.
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Daniel Sancery of Brazil is tackled by Madison Hughes of the United States during the Men's Placing 9-12, Match 19 between United States of America and Brazil on Day 5.
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China's Hao Jialu in the women's epee team Gold Medal match against Romania during the fencing event.
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Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Women's Individual All Around Final on Day 6.
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Morocco's Mohammed Rabii is punched by Kenya's Rayton Nduku Okwiri during the Men's Welter (69kg) match.
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Mai Murakami of Japan competes on the balance beam during the Women's Individual All Around Final.
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Violetta Kolobova of Russia celebrates after defeating Irina Embrich of Estonia to help Russia win the Women's Epee Team Bronze Medal Match.
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Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles.
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An overhead view of the Men's 50m Freestyle heat on Day 6.

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