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Best of Pyeongchang opening ceremony

Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony. 

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Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the national flag. 


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Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the national flag. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the national flag. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. 


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Fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A volunteer carries the flag of the Olympic Athletes from Russia. 


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A volunteer carries the flag of the Olympic Athletes from Russia. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A volunteer carries the flag of the Olympic Athletes from Russia. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Fireworks explode over the cauldron. 


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Fireworks explode over the cauldron. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Fireworks explode over the cauldron. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A general view shows the opening ceremony. 

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A general view shows the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

A general view shows the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski
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Hockey players from the unified Korean team carry the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. 


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Hockey players from the unified Korean team carry the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Hockey players from the unified Korean team carry the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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General view of performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

General view of performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

General view of performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Performers during the opening ceremony. 

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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Performers during the opening ceremony. 


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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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The Olympic flag is paraded during the opening ceremony. 

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The Olympic flag is paraded during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The Olympic flag is paraded during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Hockey players from the unified Korean team carry the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. 


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Hockey players from the unified Korean team carry the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Hockey players from the unified Korean team carry the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong attend the opening ceremony. 


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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong attend the opening ceremony. Yonhap via REUTERS

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong attend the opening ceremony. Yonhap via REUTERS
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Performers during the opening ceremony. 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Artists perform during the opening ceremony. 


REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Artists perform during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Artists perform during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carries the national flag. 



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Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carries the national flag. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carries the national flag. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Performance during the opening ceremony. 


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Performance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Performance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A general view during the opening ceremony. 

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A general view during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

A general view during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski
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An artist performs during the opening ceremony. 


REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

An artist performs during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

An artist performs during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the flag during the opening ceremony. 

REUTERS/Phil Noble

Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the flag during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the flag during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A general view shows the opening ceremony. 

REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

A general view shows the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

A general view shows the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski
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Artists perform during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Artists perform during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Artists perform during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Erin Hamlin of U.S. carries the national flag during the opening ceremony. 

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Erin Hamlin of U.S. carries the national flag during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Erin Hamlin of U.S. carries the national flag during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Cheerleaders of North Korea await the start of the opening ceremony. 

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Cheerleaders of North Korea await the start of the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Cheerleaders of North Korea await the start of the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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