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The Most Stunning Photos From The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

IN Olympic Games in Tokyo could be disabled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop Friday’s opening ceremony from becoming a riot of colors.

Stunning fireworks, intimate dance performances, and even a treadmill set the stage for the next two weeks of sports – even as spectators were largely banned from attending the National Stadium.

Check out some of the most iconic images here:

Fireworks display over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.


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Fireworks display over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The review shows a performer walking on a treadmill during the opening ceremony.


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The review shows a performer walking on a treadmill during the opening ceremony.

Irish celebrities Kelly Harrington and Brendan Irwin wear the Irish tricolor.


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Irish celebrities Kelly Harrington and Brendan Irwin wear the Irish tricolor.

Cameroon's team enters the arena.


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Cameroon’s team enters the arena.

Fireworks explode over the arena.


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Fireworks explode over the arena.

Artists dance in front of giant gold Olympic rings.


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Artists dance in front of giant gold Olympic rings.

Fireworks illuminate the night sky.


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Fireworks illuminate the night sky.

During the performance, paper lanterns light up.


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During the performance, paper lanterns light up.

Members of the Chinese national team enter the stadium.


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Members of the Chinese national team enter the stadium.

Sue Bird and Eddie Alvarez, USA flag bearers.


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Sue Bird and Eddie Alvarez, USA flag bearers.

Turkey national team standard-bearers Merve Tuncel and Berke Saka.


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Turkey national team standard-bearers Merve Tuncel and Berke Saka.

The Olympic and Japanese flags are fluttering in the wind.


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The Olympic and Japanese flags are fluttering in the wind.

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