Rio 2016 Olympics: The best pictures from the Games so far

Lee Eun-Ju (KOR) of South Korea takes a selfie with Hong Un Jong (PRK) of North Korea
Diplomatic relations between their countries may be fraught at best, but gymnasts Lee Eun-ju of South Korea (right) and Hong Un-jong of North Korea ignored any national enmities to share a selfie during a break in Rio competition
Fireworks explode over Maracana stadium with the Mangueira 'favela' community in the foreground during opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic
The Rio Games are taking place against a backdrop of political protest in Brazil, not least about the costs involved with the country in recession - here, the opening ceremony's fireworks at the Maracana stadium are pictured with the Mangueira favela community in the foreground
How it feels to be out of the Olympics. Ashley McKenzie breaks down by the bins on his way out.
Great Britain's Commonwealth champion Ashley McKenzie took his defeat by world champion Yeldos Smetov hard, giving a tearful interview before breaking down by the bins
US gymnast Ragan Smith who is 4ft 6in with 6ft 9in NBA star DeAndre Jordan
The disparate disciplines that fall under the Olympic banner were seldom better illustrated than when US gymnast Ragan Smith, 4ft 6in, posed for this snap with 6ft 9in basketball star DeAndre Jordan
Germany's Laura Ludwig watches as Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy
The contrast was a sartorial one at the beach volleyball - Germany's Laura Ludwig (right) watches as Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy reacts to winning a point
Johanna Konta
Team GB tennis stars Johanna Konta and Heather Watson make a pretty good match - the pair won their opening singles and combined to advance in the doubles
Heather Watson
Not the least of Watson's Olympic accomplishments was managing to track down a golfer in Rio - Britain's Justin Rose did the selfie honours
Sonny Bill Williams
New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams is a global star in his own right - but he's not too cool to grab a snap with Usain Bolt when the opportunity arises
Usain Bolt
Jamaican sprint legend Bolt had his serious face on as he posed with members of the Brazilian security forces
Caroline Wozniacki
Tennis was well represented at the opening ceremony, where Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and Spain's Rafael Nadal were their countries' flag-bearers, a trend replicated by Britain as Andy Murray led them out
Refugee Olympic Team
A 10-strong team of refugees are competing at an Olympic Games for the first time - they posed for pictures before the opening ceremony, and got a rousing reception from the crowd when they emerged
Members of the Olympic refugee team pose for selfies in front of Christ the Redeemer
Away from the ceremony, members of the Refugee Olympic Team proved eager tourists, posing for selfies in front of the statue of Christ the Redeemer
Sunset at the beach volleyball arena
Photographers have had a field day with Rio's spectacular scenery - the sun sets behind the beach volleyball arena
Competitors prepare for the rowing at the Lagoa Stadium
High winds have affected the first two days of rowing competition at the Lagoa Stadium - it looks idyllic otherwise
The peloton rolls through Grumari during the Men's Road Race
The peloton rolls along the coast through Grumari during the men's road race as the riders prepare for the pain ahead
France's Samir Ait Said being stretchered off after being injured while competing in the qualifying for the men's vault event of the Artistic Gymnastics
Pain of a far more sudden variety at the gymnastics, where France's Samir Ait Said was carried away on a stretcher after suffering a horrific leg-break while competing in the men's vault