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Cendol, Pitbull, Make The Most "Interesting" World Cup Opening Ceremony Ever

The World Cup started off with a bang with an opening performance by Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Leitte. Here's a summary of the event through pictures.

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Brazil kicked off the World Cup in style, by hosting the opening ceremony in the Arena de Sao Paulo

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The ceremony started off with a performance by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Leitte who sang "We Are One", the official theme song for the World Cup

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They performed on an elaborate stage that resembled a peeled melon

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This was followed by some "interesting" floral-inspired dance performances

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Accompanied with 'cendol' dancers and men camouflaged as trees

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Acrobatic kids were made to dress up as soccer balls with 'safety first' football helmets

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Some even dressed up as musical instruments!

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There was even a boy rowing a canoe, carried by "Doraemon" looking creatures

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There was a special moment in the ceremony, when a paraplegic man managed to kick a ball wearing an exoskeleton powered by his mind

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Watch the full performance HERE:

Is this the most 'interesting' World Cup opening of all time? Or do you remember more bizarre openings?

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