Bright lights and flashy performances kicked off the 2014 World Cup on Thursday, with thousands of people gathering for the opening ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil. With dancers, musicians, gymnasts, and plenty of colorful costumes on the field, the opening ceremony was quite the spectacle. First, traditional performances celebrated Brazil's culture and history, and later in the ceremony, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez are expected to hit the stage together to perform "We Are One (Ole Ola)" with Claudia Leitte. Following the opening ceremony, Brazil will play against Croatia in the first game of this year's World Cup. Take a look at all the must-see snaps from the opening ceremony so far!
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