Whether celebrating one of the greatest victories of their lives, mourning one of the greatest disappointments, or simply being overwhelmed by the moment, these images embody the power of the Olympics.
US forward LeBron James cries after the basketball game between the United States and France.
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Brazil's Rafaela Silva cries after losing to Hungary's Hedvig Karakas in their women's judo match.
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Egypt's Sherine Ahmed Elzeiny cries after failing to qualify in women's artistic gymnastics.
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Brazil's Felipe Kitadai cries after winning his Bronze Medal judo match against Italy's Elio Verde.
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