Rio Olympics 2016 ends with a bang and a promise to meet again in Tokyo in 2020.

Brazil and the world on Sunday bid farewell to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions.

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Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters
Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters