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Fireworks light the sky during a rehearsal Wednesday for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Organizers hope the event, which will be held Friday night in Maracana Stadium, will lift the country's spirits after months of problems leading up to the games. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ooops: The fifth Olympic ring fails to deploy in the early moments of the Opening Ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sasha Feachem (right) will be performing in an urban street dance during the London Olympics' opening ceremony Friday. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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'Tremendous Honor': Dancing For The World At Olympics Opener

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