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Headlines of the hour: Abhinav Bindra leads the Indian Contingent, games declared open

Brazil unfolded a vast canvas celebrating its rainforest and the creative energy of its wildly diverse population to the tune of samba in welcoming the world on Friday to the Rio Olympic Games 2016. The South American city faced many problems including Zika virus, economic slump, political instability and many more. The games are expected to be viewed across the globe.

Updated : 06 August 2016, 08:55 AM