Best of Rio: Top Images from the 2016 Olympic Games

Over the course of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Americans shattered records and made history, including Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Simone Manuel and Allyson Felix. We watched as the diving pool mysteriously changed color, Ryan Lochte lied about an incident at a gas station, and numerous athletes suffered gruesome injuries. Over all, the Games were an impressive display of athletic ability. Take a look back at the highlights from the 2015 Rio Olympic Games.

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(L-R) Bronze medallist USA's Kristi Castlin, gold medallist USA's Brianna Rollins and silver medallist USA's Nia Ali celebrate after the Women's 100m Hurdles Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 17, 2016.
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Emma Moffatt (center) of Australia and Sarah True of the United States compete during the Women's Triathlon on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Fort Copacabana on Aug. 20, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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USA's centre Brittney Griner (center) makes her way through Spain's forward Alba Torrens (left) and Spain's power forward Laura Nicholls during a Women's Gold medal basketball match between USA and Spain at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 20, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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South Korea's Son Yeon Jae competes in the individual all-around qualifying event of the Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 19, 2016.
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Sun Yating of China is challenged during the Women's Water Polo 7th - 8th Classification match between Brazil and China on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 19, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Ukraine's Yuliia Khavaldzhy Blahinya (left) wrestles US Helen Louise Maroulis (right)) in their women's 53kg freestyle qualification match on Aug. 18, 2016, during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro.
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The team of Ukraine competes during Synchronised Swimming Teams Technical Routine at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on on Aug. 18, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Mens 200m final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 18, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Bronze medallists Germany's Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel celebrate after the 49er Men medal race at Marina da Gloria during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 18, 2016.
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Connor Fields of the United States competes in the Cycling BMX - Men's Quarterfinals on Day 13 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games at Olympic BMX Centre on Aug. 18, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Nia Ali of the United States celebrates with her son Titus after winning the silver medal in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Yulia Timoshinina of Russia, left, and Melissa Wu of Australia compete during the Women's 10m Platform Diving preliminaries on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Aug. 17, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Melissa Seidemann of the USA celebrates a goal with team mates during the Water Polo semi final match between USA and Hungary at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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US gymnast Danell Leyva competes in the men's horizontal bar event final of the artistic gymnastics at the olympic arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 16, 2016.
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(L-R) Australia's Glenn O'Shea, Italy's Elia Viviani and South Korea's Park Sanghoon crash during the men's omnium points race track cycling event at the Velodrome during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 15, 2016.
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Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dives over the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women's 400m Final on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine competes in the Men's Pommel Horse Final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 14, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Mark Overgaard Madsen of Denmark (white/red) competes against Peter Bacsi of Hungary during the Men's 75 kg Greco-Roman Wrestling semifinals on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts ahead of the Men's 100m Round 1 on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 13, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Gold medalists United States celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Women's Eight on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Lagoa Stadium on Aug. 13, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Rickie Fowler of the United States hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the third round of the golf on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on Aug. 13, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Germany's Daniel Jasinski competes in the Men's Discus Throw Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 13, 2016.
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Singapore's Liang Xiaoyu returns to France's Delphine Lansac during their women's singles qualifying badminton match at the Riocentro stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 13, 2016, at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States reacts against Sofya Velikaya of Russia during the Women's Sabre Team Semifinal 1 Russia vs United States on Aug. 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A general view during the Women's 10,000 Meters Final on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 12, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago competes in the Women's Shot Put qualification on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 12, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Men's RS:X competitors head back to shore after competing on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Demar DeRozan #9 of United States goes up for a shot against Nikola Kalinic #10 of Serbia in the Men's Preliminary Round Group A match on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during the Women's Individual All Around Final on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 11, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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USA's Simone Manuel, right, and Canada's Penny Oleksiak react after they equally won the Women's 100m Freestyle Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 11, 2016.
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USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings dives for a dig during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between the USA and Switzerland at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 10, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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A view during Men's Preliminary Round - Group A, Match 14 Greece vs Hungary at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Aug. 10, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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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, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Sven Maresch of Germany, left, and Sergiu Toma of United Arab Emirates compete during the Men's -81kg bout on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 on Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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United States' Katie Ledecky celebrates after coming first in the women's 200-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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United States' Michael Phelps celebrates winning his gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly with his fiance Nicole Johnson and baby Boomer during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Austin Hack in action with team mates Scott Durant, Hans Struzyna, Alexander Karwoski, Glenn Ochal, Stephen Kasprzyk, Michael Di Santo, Robert Munn and Samuel Ojserkis of the United States in action during the Men's Eight Heat 2 on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Lagoa Stadium on Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Tim Lips of the Netherlands clears a water jump during the Cross Country Eventing on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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United States' Michael Phelps' son Boomer wears ear protection during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Aisen Chen and Yue Lin of China warm up prior to the Men's Diving Synchronized 10m Platform Final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Domagoj Duvnjak of Croatia shoots at goal during the Men's Preliminary Group A match between Croatia and Qatar on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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China's Tan Ya competes in the Men's C1 canoe slalom competition at the Whitewater stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. / AFP / Carl DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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USA's Serena Williams returns the ball to Australia's Daria Gavrilova during their women's first round singles tennis match at the Olympic Tennis Centre of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. / AFP / Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Fireworks ignite over the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5, 2016, at the start of the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: A general view during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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Performers dance at the Metropolis: The Aviator during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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The opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.
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