2014 World Cup Opening Ceremony

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The wait is over, the World Cup is officially here! The global event kicks off with the opening ceremony that pays tribute to Brazil’s colorful culture. Iconic Maracana is hosting over 600 dancers, a “living” LED ball made up of more than 90,000 lights, and performances by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. You do not want to miss this!

Performers participate in the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)
Performers participate in the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
Performers participate in the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)
Performers dance in costumes during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP SOCIETY)
Performers dance in costumes during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
Performers dance in costumes during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP SOCIETY)
A dancer performs during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
A dancer performs during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
A dancer performs during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
Performers take part in the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)
Performers take part in the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paulo
Performers take part in the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)
Performers dance during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Performers dance during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
Performers dance during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Performers jump on a trampolin during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Performers jump on a trampolin during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paulo
Performers jump on a trampolin during the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A performer participates in the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A performer participates in the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
A performer participates in the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A Brazilian fan waits for the start of the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
A Brazilian fan waits for the start of the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
A Brazilian fan waits for the start of the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
The Happiness Flag is seen as artists perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Happiness Flag is seen as artists perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Artists perform over the Happiness Flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Artists perform over the Happiness Flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
A performer is carried in a boat during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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A performer is carried in a boat during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Mexico fans cheer wearing large peacock feathered headdresses before the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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Mexico fans cheer wearing large peacock feathered headdresses before the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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World Cup fans
World Cup fans
A fan smiles before the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan smiles before the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
A fan smiles before the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A supporter of Brazil's national soccer team arrives for the opening match of the soccer World Cup between Brazil and Croatia at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: HEADSHOT SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A supporter of Brazil's national soccer team arrives for the opening match of the soccer World Cup between Brazil and Croatia at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo
A supporter of Brazil's national soccer team arrives for the opening match of the soccer World Cup between Brazil and Croatia at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: HEADSHOT SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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