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21 WTF Pictures From Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Nothing is too over-the-top when the whole world is watching!

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 2:28 p.m. ET

Posted on February 12, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. ET

Fireworks explode at the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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Fireworks explode at the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A stunt performer attempts to parachute into the Olympic Stadium during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
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A stunt performer attempts to parachute into the Olympic Stadium during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

A snowboarder flies through the Olympic rings during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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A snowboarder flies through the Olympic rings during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Fireworks explode over the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
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Fireworks explode over the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

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Olympian Cathy Freeman ignites a ring of fire during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
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Olympian Cathy Freeman ignites a ring of fire during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

Dancers with LED lights perform during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
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Dancers with LED lights perform during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

A performer on Rollerblades with fire coming out of his helmet performs during 2006 Winter Olympic in Turin, Italy.
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A performer on Rollerblades with fire coming out of his helmet performs during 2006 Winter Olympic in Turin, Italy.

Athletes perform at 132nd IOC Session prior the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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Athletes perform at 132nd IOC Session prior the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Drummers perform during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
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Drummers perform during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Children in costumes representing the Olympic rings perform during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
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Children in costumes representing the Olympic rings perform during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

A performer in the role of Queen Elizabeth II parachutes out of a helicopter hovering above the stadium during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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A performer in the role of Queen Elizabeth II parachutes out of a helicopter hovering above the stadium during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

An eagle mascot marches around the stadium during the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
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An eagle mascot marches around the stadium during the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

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Torchbearers salute the crowd after lighting the Olympic flame during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
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Torchbearers salute the crowd after lighting the Olympic flame during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

People in costumes perform during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
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People in costumes perform during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Artists perform on a large globe during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
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Artists perform on a large globe during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

A replica of an early airplane takes flight during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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A replica of an early airplane takes flight during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Performers gather around a gigantic egg during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
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Performers gather around a gigantic egg during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Performers spin around in a flying carousel during the 1992 Winter Olympics in Alberville, France.
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Performers spin around in a flying carousel during the 1992 Winter Olympics in Alberville, France.

Ice skater Yuna Kim lights the Olympic cauldron during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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Ice skater Yuna Kim lights the Olympic cauldron during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Olympic cloud rings appear above the crowd at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
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Olympic cloud rings appear above the crowd at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

A gigantic polar bear waves during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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A gigantic polar bear waves during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


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