A Look Back: 25 Absolutely Amazing Photos from the Rio Games

The Olympics are over, but we'll always have these incredible images

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Usain Bolt from Jamaica kisses the track after crossing the finish line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final. In Rio, Bolt completed a three-peat, winning the gold in the men's 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter relay in three consecutive Olympic games.

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The non-athlete MVP of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio? Zac Efron, who popped down to Brazil once he heard about Biles' crush on him, to hang with the medal winner and her teammates.

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Simone Manuel of the United States celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 50-meter freestyle final, for which she won silver. Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming, and also took home two more medals for team relays.

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Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas falls over the finish line to win gold ahead of Team U.S.A.'s Allyson Felix, right, in the women's 400-meter final.

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Team U.S.A.'s Michael Phelps celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly with his mother Debbie, fiancée Nicole Johnson and 3-month-old baby Boomer.

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U.S. gymnast Simone Biles performs the floor exercise, for which she won gold. She took home three additional gold medals and one bronze for her work in Rio.

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Pita Aufatofua carries the flag of Tonga during the Opening Ceremony, setting the Internet abuzz over his oiled abs.

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Kristi Castlin, Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali jump for joy after winning the bronze, gold and silver, respectively, in the women's 100-meter hurdles.

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New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin hugs Abbey D'Agostino of Team U.S.A. after competing in a women's 5,000-meter heat. The two collided on the track, but Hamblin hung back to help D'Agostino, who suffered a torn ACL, up and to medical.

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In one of the most iconic images from the Rio Games, Bolt smiles for the cameras while besting the competition in the 100-meter semifinal.

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Lilly King celebrates after breaking the Olympic record to win the women's 100-meter breaststroke.

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Team U.S.A.'s silver medal winner Nia Ali chases her 15-month-old son Titus after the women's 100-meter hurdles final.

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Cyclist Kristin Armstrong goes for gold during the road cycling final, held the day before her 43rd birthday.

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A teary-eyed Phelps plants one on his gold following the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

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Lauara Ludwig and Kira Walkenhortst of Germany are flying high after winning gold in women's beach volleyball.

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Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first U.S. athlete to compete wearing a hijab, wins a point against Russia in a women's team sabre fencing semifinal.

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In a memorable moment from night one, supermodel Gisele Bündchen walks the catwalk during the opening ceremony.

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Team U.S.A.'s Helen Louise Maroulis raises the flag after beating Japan's Saori Yoshida for the gold during the women's wrestling freestyle 53-kg. competition.

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Volunteer Marjorie Enya (right) and rugby player Isadora Cerullo of Brazil smile after getting engaged following the women's gold medal rugby sevens. It was one of three proposals to happen during the games.

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The "Final Five" U.S. gymnasts – right to left, Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman – show off their gold for the team competition.

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Danell Leyva of the United States competes on the horizontal bar final, for which he won silver.

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Dalilah Muhammad of Team U.S.A. runs her way to gold in the women's 400-meter hurdles final.

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Ashton Eaton of Team U.S.A. greets the crowd after winning his second consecutive gold for the decathlon.

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Alexander Naddour of Team U.S.A. in his bronze medal-winning pommel horse performance.

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The United States swim team – from left, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held, Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel – pose on the podium after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

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