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Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Athlete arrives during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016

Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Flag bearer Nada Al-Bedwawi of United Arab Emirates leads her Olympic Team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Flag bearer Sheikh Ali Al-Thani of Qatar leads his team during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Oman's flagbearer Hamed al-Khatri leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Saudi Arabia's flagbearer Sulaiman Hamad (L) leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Oliver Morin/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Members of Bahrain team enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Members of the Egypt team enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Iran's flagbearer Zahra Nemati leads her delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Iraq's flagbearer Waheed Abdulridha Waheed Karaawi leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Jordan's flagbearer Hussein Iashaish leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Lebanon's flagbearer Nacif Elias leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Palestine's flagbearer Mayada Sayyad leads her delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Syria's flagbearer Majd Eddin Ghazal leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East flag bearers during the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Yemen's flagbearer Zeyad Mater leads his delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)