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Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

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

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

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

Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Erin Hamlin of U.S. carries the national flag. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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

Erin Hamlin of U.S. carries the national flag. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A general view during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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

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

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

Fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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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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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

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


REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A perfomance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A perfomance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Fireworks explode over the cauldron during the opening ceremony. 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Fireworks explode over the cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Fireworks explode over the cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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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 at 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 at 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 at the opening ceremony. Yonhap via REUTERS
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Performance during the opening ceremony.

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Performance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Performance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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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

The Olympic flag is paraded 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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Hockey players from the unified Korean team carrie the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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

Hockey players from the unified Korean team carrie the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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General view of fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

General view of fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

General view of fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Hockey players from the unified Korean team wave during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Hockey players from the unified Korean team wave during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Hockey players from the unified Korean team wave during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A volunteer carries the Olympic flag ahead of athletes from Russia. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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

A volunteer carries the Olympic flag ahead of athletes from Russia. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A volunteer carries the flag of the Olympic Athletes from Russia. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A volunteer carries the flag of the Olympic Athletes from Russia. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A volunteer carries the flag of the Olympic Athletes from Russia. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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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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General view during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

General view during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

General view during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Sean M. Haffey

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Sean M. Haffey

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Sean M. Haffey
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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

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

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Eric Frenzel of Germany carries the national flag. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Eric Frenzel of Germany carries the national flag. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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General view of fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

General view of fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

General view of fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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General view of fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

General view of fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

General view of fireworks and the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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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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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A general view shows fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A general view shows fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A general view shows fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway carries the national flag. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway carries the national flag. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway carries the national flag. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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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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The Olympic flame is lit during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The Olympic flame is lit during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The Olympic flame is lit during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony. 

REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Team USA members gesture during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Team USA members gesture during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Team USA members gesture during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Fireworks during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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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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Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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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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Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Performers take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Performers take part in 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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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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IOC President Thomas Bach and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in attend the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

IOC President Thomas Bach and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in attend the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

IOC President Thomas Bach and President of South Korea Moon Jae-in attend the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Fireworks explode over the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Fireworks explode over the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Fireworks explode over the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Cheerleaders of North Korea await the start. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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

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