The 2016 Summer Olympics kicked off Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with an opening ceremony full of music, culture, and lights, which gave way to the first few days of fierce competition.
Here are 10 Rio Olympic moments so far:
This picture shows an overview with fireworks over the Maracana stadium during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Francois-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images)
Flagbearer Michael Phelps (USA) of United States of America leads his contingent during the opening ceremony. (Stoyan Nenov/Reuters)
The Refugee Olympic Team arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Flames burn in the Olympic cauldron after being lit during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Soldiers stand guard as fireworks explode over the Maracana stadium. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)
Virginia Thrasher, center, of the United States holds her gold medal for the Women's 10m Air Rifle competition during the award ceremony with the runner-up Du li, left, of China and third place Yi Siling, right, of China at Olympic Shooting Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record in the Women's 400m Freestyle Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
The United States team from left, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held, Michael Phelps, and Caeleb Dressel celebrate on the medal ceremony after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst (GER) of Germany compete. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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