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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

Fireworks during the opening ceremony are seen above the Olympic Stadium, from the Shibuya Sky observation deck.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Fireworks during the opening ceremony are seen above the Olympic Stadium, from the Shibuya Sky observation deck. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Fireworks during the opening ceremony are seen above the Olympic Stadium, from the Shibuya Sky observation deck. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Naomi Osaka of Japan holds the Olympic torch after lighting the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Naomi Osaka of Japan holds the Olympic torch after lighting the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Naomi Osaka of Japan holds the Olympic torch after lighting the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica.

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica.

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica.
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The flag of Japan is raised during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Phil Noble

The flag of Japan is raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The flag of Japan is raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Japan contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Japan contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Japan contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Protesters face police officers outside the stadium.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Protesters face police officers outside the stadium. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Protesters face police officers outside the stadium. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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United States contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

United States contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis

United States contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Clarisse Bogdanna Agbegnenou of France and Samir Ait Said of France lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

Clarisse Bogdanna Agbegnenou of France and Samir Ait Said of France lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Clarisse Bogdanna Agbegnenou of France and Samir Ait Said of France lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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A performer during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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People's Republic of China contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Leah Millis

People's Republic of China contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis

People's Republic of China contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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U.S. First Lady Jill Biden wearing a protective face mask reacts as the U.S. contingent enters the stadium during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden wearing a protective face mask reacts as the U.S. contingent enters the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden wearing a protective face mask reacts as the U.S. contingent enters the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Flag bearer Malia Paseka of Tonga and PitaTaufatofua of Tonga lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Flag bearer Malia Paseka of Tonga and PitaTaufatofua of Tonga lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Flag bearer Malia Paseka of Tonga and PitaTaufatofua of Tonga lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Performers take part in the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.    REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony.  Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal

A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal

A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal
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Italy's contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

Italy's contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Italy's contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Empty seats at the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Empty seats at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Empty seats at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Hannah Mills of Britain and Mohamed Sbihi of Britain during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Hannah Mills of Britain and Mohamed Sbihi of Britain during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Hannah Mills of Britain and Mohamed Sbihi of Britain during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Flag bearers Bunpichmorakat Kheun of Cambodia and Sokong Pen of Cambodia lead their contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Flag bearers Bunpichmorakat Kheun of Cambodia and Sokong Pen of Cambodia lead their contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Flag bearers Bunpichmorakat Kheun of Cambodia and Sokong Pen of Cambodia lead their contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch.

Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch.

Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch.
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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A drone light show above the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A drone light show above the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A drone light show above the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Chidren sing during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Chidren sing during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Chidren sing during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Flag bearer Sofya Velikaya of the Russian Olympic Committee leads her contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Flag bearer Sofya Velikaya of the Russian Olympic Committee leads her contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Flag bearer Sofya Velikaya of the Russian Olympic Committee leads her contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Fireworks explode as athletes gather at athletes' parade during  the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Fireworks explode as athletes gather at athletes' parade during  the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Fireworks explode as athletes gather at athletes' parade during  the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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The Chinese contingent walks in during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The Chinese contingent walks in during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The Chinese contingent walks in during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach wearing a protective face mask applauds during the opening ceremony.   Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach wearing a protective face mask applauds during the opening ceremony. Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach wearing a protective face mask applauds during the opening ceremony. Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal
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Empty seats in the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Empty seats in the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Empty seats in the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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General view inside the stadium before the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Phil Noble

General view inside the stadium before the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

General view inside the stadium before the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Performers during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Residents watch a telecast of the opening ceremony as some look towards the stadium.  REUTERS/Edgar Su

Residents watch a telecast of the opening ceremony as some look towards the stadium. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Residents watch a telecast of the opening ceremony as some look towards the stadium. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Performers are seen with the Olympics rings during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Performers are seen with the Olympics rings during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Performers are seen with the Olympics rings during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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France's President Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective face mask applauds during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

France's President Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective face mask applauds during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

France's President Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective face mask applauds during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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A performer sings during the opening ceremony. 
 REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A performer sings during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

A performer sings during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga are pictured wearing protective face masks during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga are pictured wearing protective face masks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga are pictured wearing protective face masks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A performer during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Leah Millis

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Flag bearers Sue Bird of the United States and Eddy Alvarez of the United States lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flag bearers Sue Bird of the United States and Eddy Alvarez of the United States lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flag bearers Sue Bird of the United States and Eddy Alvarez of the United States lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Flagbearers Elia Viviani and Jessica Rossi of Italy lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Phil Noble

Flagbearers Elia Viviani and Jessica Rossi of Italy lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Flagbearers Elia Viviani and Jessica Rossi of Italy lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Flag bearer Natalia Santos of Angola during the opening ceremony leads her contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Flag bearer Natalia Santos of Angola during the opening ceremony leads her contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Flag bearer Natalia Santos of Angola during the opening ceremony leads her contingent during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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A general view inside the stadium before the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

A general view inside the stadium before the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A general view inside the stadium before the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Flag bearers Clarisse Bogdanna Agbegnenou of France and Samir Ait Said of France lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flag bearers Clarisse Bogdanna Agbegnenou of France and Samir Ait Said of France lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flag bearers Clarisse Bogdanna Agbegnenou of France and Samir Ait Said of France lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Yusra Mardini of the Refugee Olympic Team and Tachlowini Gabriyesos of the Refugee Olympic Team lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Yusra Mardini of the Refugee Olympic Team and Tachlowini Gabriyesos of the Refugee Olympic Team lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Yusra Mardini of the Refugee Olympic Team and Tachlowini Gabriyesos of the Refugee Olympic Team lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Flagbearers Zhao Shuai of China and Ting Zhu of China lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Flagbearers Zhao Shuai of China and Ting Zhu of China lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Flagbearers Zhao Shuai of China and Ting Zhu of China lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A performer during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi talks to World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom during the opening ceremony.  Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi talks to World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom during the opening ceremony. Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi talks to World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom during the opening ceremony. Pool via REUTERS/Leon Neal
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Flag bearers Patrick Hausding of Germany and Laura Ludwig of Germany lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flag bearers Patrick Hausding of Germany and Laura Ludwig of Germany lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flag bearers Patrick Hausding of Germany and Laura Ludwig of Germany lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Cate Campbell of Australia and Patty Mills of Australia during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Cate Campbell of Australia and Patty Mills of Australia during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Cate Campbell of Australia and Patty Mills of Australia during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A firework display with the Olympic rings is seen inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

A firework display with the Olympic rings is seen inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

A firework display with the Olympic rings is seen inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Flag bearers carry the flag of Japan ahead of it being raised during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Flag bearers carry the flag of Japan ahead of it being raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Flag bearers carry the flag of Japan ahead of it being raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski
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President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach bows to Japan's Emperor Naruhito during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach bows to Japan's Emperor Naruhito during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach bows to Japan's Emperor Naruhito during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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The Olympics flag and logo are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Olympics flag and logo are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Olympics flag and logo are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Drones are seen above the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Drones are seen above the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Drones are seen above the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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The flag of Japan is carried ahead of being raised during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

The flag of Japan is carried ahead of being raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The flag of Japan is carried ahead of being raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Yusra Mardini of the Refugee Olympic Team and Tachlowini Gabriyesos of the Refugee Olympic Team lead the team during the opening ceremony.    REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Yusra Mardini of the Refugee Olympic Team and Tachlowini Gabriyesos of the Refugee Olympic Team lead the team during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Yusra Mardini of the Refugee Olympic Team and Tachlowini Gabriyesos of the Refugee Olympic Team lead the team during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Contingents from various countries during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Contingents from various countries during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Contingents from various countries during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Flagbearers Husain Al Sayyad of Bahrain and Noor Yusuf Abdulla of Bahrain lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony.    REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Flagbearers Husain Al Sayyad of Bahrain and Noor Yusuf Abdulla of Bahrain lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Flagbearers Husain Al Sayyad of Bahrain and Noor Yusuf Abdulla of Bahrain lead their contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Athletes of Switzerland during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Athletes of Switzerland during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Athletes of Switzerland during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Flag bearers Tahani Alqahtani of Saudi Arabia and Husein Alireza of Saudi Arabia lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flag bearers Tahani Alqahtani of Saudi Arabia and Husein Alireza of Saudi Arabia lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Flag bearers Tahani Alqahtani of Saudi Arabia and Husein Alireza of Saudi Arabia lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Flagbearer Sofya Velikaya of the Russian Olympic Committee lead her contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Flagbearer Sofya Velikaya of the Russian Olympic Committee lead her contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Flagbearer Sofya Velikaya of the Russian Olympic Committee lead her contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Fireworks go off during the opening ceremony.   REUTERS/Peter Jebautzke

Fireworks go off during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Peter Jebautzke

Fireworks go off during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Peter Jebautzke
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Drones form a shape of the world during the opening ceremony, seen above the Olympic Stadium.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Drones form a shape of the world during the opening ceremony, seen above the Olympic Stadium. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Drones form a shape of the world during the opening ceremony, seen above the Olympic Stadium. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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