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Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony in Pictures

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Naomi Osaka of Team Japan carries the Olympic torch to the Olympic cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Naomi Osaka of Team Japan carries the Olympic torch to the Olympic cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Torch carriers exchange the flame of the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Torch carriers exchange the flame of the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Torchbearers carry the Olympic torch as they enter the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

Torchbearers carry the Olympic torch as they enter the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

The Olympic flag is raised alongside the Japanese flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

 

The Olympic flag is raised alongside the Japanese flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

The Olympic flag is carried into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

The Olympic flag is carried into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Doves are projected on the field during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

Doves are projected on the field during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

The Tokyo 2020 logo at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games at the National Stadium.

The Tokyo 2020 logo at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games at the National Stadium.

Drones fly to form an image of the Earth in the sky over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

Drones fly to form an image of the Earth in the sky over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

A drone display flies over the top of the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

A drone display flies over the top of the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Yui Susaki and Rui Hachimura of Team Japan lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

 

Flag bearers Yui Susaki and Rui Hachimura of Team Japan lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

First lady Jill Biden waves during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

First lady Jill Biden waves during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvares of Team United States lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez of Team United States lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvares of Team United States lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez of Team United States lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Malia Paseka and Pita Taufatofua of Team Tonga lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Malia Paseka and Pita Taufatofua of Team Tonga lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Cecilia Carranza Saroli and Santiago Raul Lange, of Argentina, right, carry their country's flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium as Team Argentina sings at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Cecilia Carranza Saroli and Santiago Raul Lange, of Argentina, right, carry their country’s flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium as Team Argentina sings at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Delegation from Angola takes part in the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games at the National Stadium.

 

Delegation from Angola takes part in the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games at the National Stadium.

Flag bearers Haniyeh Rostamiyan and Mohammadsamad Nik Khahbahrami of Team Iran walk during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Each country have been asked to consider one female and one male flag bearer for the Parade of Nations to emphasize equality.

Flag bearers Haniyeh Rostamiyan and Mohammadsamad Nik Khahbahrami of Team Iran walk during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Each country have been asked to consider one female and one male flag bearer for the Parade of Nations to emphasize equality.

Flag bearers Anna Korakaki and Eleftherios Petrounias of Team Greece lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Greece leads the delegation first as a nod to the Olympic's Greek origins.

Flag bearers Anna Korakaki and Eleftherios Petrounias of Team Greece lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Greece leads the delegation first as a nod to the Olympic’s Greek origins.

Flag bearers Anna Korakaki and Eleftherios Petrounias of Team Greece lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Greece leads the delegation first as a nod to the Olympic's Greek origins.

Flag bearers Anna Korakaki and Eleftherios Petrounias of Team Greece lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Greece leads the delegation first as a nod to the Olympic’s Greek origins.

Performers dance as they assemble the Olympic Rings during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Performers dance as they assemble the Olympic Rings during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Performers assemble the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as fireworks go off at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

Performers assemble the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as fireworks go off at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

 

Performers are seen during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and others stand during a moment of silence for victims of COVID-19 during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and others stand during a moment of silence for victims of COVID-19 during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

Misia sings the Japanese national anthem as the Japanese flag is hoisted during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Misia sings the Japanese national anthem as the Japanese flag is hoisted during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

The Japanese National Flag is carried out during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, July 23, 2021.

The Japanese National Flag is carried out during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, July 23, 2021.

A performer in action during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

A performer in action during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Performers symbolizing the heart of an athlete and the Olympics at large dance during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Performers symbolizing the heart of an athlete and the Olympics at large dance during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Performers symbolizing connections and unity are seen during the light show in the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Performers symbolizing connections and unity are seen during the light show in the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

 

Performers dance during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A performer symbolizing athletes training alone, yet still united with all, runs on a treadmill during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Boxer and nurse Tsubata Arisa, symbolizing athletes training alone yet still united in spirit, runs on a treadmill during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Dancers symbolizing athletes training alone but united perform during the show.

Dancers symbolizing athletes training alone but united in spirit perform during the show.

A performer symbolizing the individual athlete training separately yet still united, during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

A performer symbolizing the individual athlete training separately yet still united in spirit, during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Fireworks seen over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

Fireworks seen over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

Fireworks seen over National Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

Fireworks seen over National Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo.

The Tokyo 2020 emblem and the stage seen ahead of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

The Tokyo 2020 emblem and the stage seen ahead of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.