Monuments Around the World Light Up for Rio Olympics

Buildings and monuments around the world are lighting up to celebrate the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Christ the Redeemer statue is illuminated in green and yellow, the colors of the Brazil's flag, to celebrate the Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 4, 2016.
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This photo taken on August 4, 2016 at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens shows floodlights with Brazilian national colors in honor of the 2016 Olympic games.
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People gather in front of the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, which is animated with the official 2016 Olympic Games teaser, in Beijing on August 5, 2016.
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The landmark Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan, is seen illuminated in the yellow and green colors of the Brazilian flag in Tokyo on August 4, 2016, to celebrate the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games. The illumination will continue for the duration of the Olympics until August 22 and restart for the Paralympic games from Sept. 6 until Sept. 19.
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A picture taken on August 4, 2016, shows the Doha Torch Tower lit up with the colors representing Brazil ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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A bus passes the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) as it is lit up in the colors of the Brazilian national flag for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Pudong's Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on August 4, 2016.
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The Sydney Opera House is lit up green and gold to mark the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on August 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
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View of the Angel de la Independencia monument is seen illuminated with the colors of Brazil flag in Mexico City on August 04, 2016. The lights are in celebration of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic games due to have Opening Ceremonies Friday, August 5.
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Atlanta City Hall is lit up with the rotating colors of Brazil with green, yellow and blue in Atlanta, Georgia on August 4, 2016 to celebrate the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic games. Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic games.
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