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08/11/2016 03:28 pm ET Updated Aug 16, 2016

60 Of The Most Magnificent Photos From The Rio Olympics

A collection of inspiring, engrossing and just plain epic shots.
Asuka Teramoto of Japan competes on the balance beam during women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics.
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Asuka Teramoto of Japan competes on the balance beam during women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics.

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
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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.
  • 2
    Oliver Hegi of Switzerland competes on the horizontal bar in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team qualification on Day 1 of the
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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.
  • 3
    Juan Goncalves Nogueira (red) of Brazil celebrates victory over Jason Whateley of Australia after their Men's heavy 91kg prel
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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.
  • 4
    Gergo Zalanki #2 of Hungary passes the ball against Milos Cuk #5 of Serbia in the third quarter during the Men's Water Polo P
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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.
  • 5
    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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    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.
  • 6
    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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    Yang Sun of China competes in heat six of the Men's 400m Freestyle on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
  • 7
    Kosuke Hagino of Japan celebrates winning gold in the final of the Men's 400m Individual Medley on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olym
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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.
  • 8
    Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel of the United States celebrate winning gold in the final of the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Re
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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.
  • 9
    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
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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.
  • 10
    Richard Kruse (R) of Great Britain defeats Andrea Cassara (L) of Italy during Men's Individual Foil on Day 2 of the Rio 2016
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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.
  • 11
    Jiaxin Tan of China competes on the uneven bars during Women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 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.
  • 12
    Jin Hee Yoon of Korea competes during the Women's 53kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games a
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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.
  • 13
    A multiple exposure image shows Alexander Massialas of the United States defeating Artur Akhmatkhuzin of Russia during M
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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.
  • 14
    Team Brazil celebrates their performance after women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic
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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.
  • 15
    Erika Fasana of Italy competes on the uneven bars during women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 20
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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.
  • 16
    Gaurika Singh of Nepal competes in the Women's 100m Backstroke heat on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aqu
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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.
  • 17
    Alexander Massialas of the United States celebrates defeating Giorgio Avola of Italy during Men's Individual Foil on Day 2 of
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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.
  • 18
    Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2
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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.
  • 19
    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 O
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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.
  • 20
    Ayesha Shahriyar M. Albalooshi of United Arab Emirates competes during the Women's 58kg Group B weightlifting contest on Day
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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.
  • 21
    USA's Katie Ledecky competes in a Women's 200m Freestyle heat during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the
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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.
  • 22
    Jennifer Kish of Canada and Chloe Dalton of Australia go up for the ball during the Women's Semi Final 1 Rugby Sevens match b
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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.
  • 23
    A multiple exposure image shows Olga Kharlan of Ukraine and Yana Egorian of Russia competing during the Women's Individual Sa
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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.
  • 24
    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
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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.
  • 25
    Lauren Hernandez of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4
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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.
  • 26
    Hedvig Karakas of Hungary (in white) competes against Chen-Ling Lien of Chinese Taipei in the Women's 57 kg Repechage Judo co
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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.
  • 27
    Maksym Dolgov and Oleksandr Gorshkovozov of Ukraine compete in the Men's Diving Synchronised 10m Platform Final on Day 3 of t
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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.
  • 28
    Ning Ding of China competes against Ying Han of Germany during the Women's Singles Quarterfinal 1 Table Tennis on Day 4 of th
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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.
  • 29
    Osmany Juantorena #5 of Italy in action during the men's qualifying volleyball match between the United States and Italy on D
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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.
  • 30
    Simone Biles of the United States competes on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio
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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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