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Opening Ceremony from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

See photos from the Opening Ceremonies at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, July 23, 2021. Given the time zone differences, the event aired live on Friday morning in the United States and will be replayed in primetime on NBC.

A detailed view of the Olympic cauldron lit
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A detailed view of the Olympic cauldron lit during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

General view inside the stadium as fireworks go
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General view inside the stadium as fireworks go off while Naomi Osaka of Team Japan lights the Olympic cauldron with the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

General view inside the stadium as fireworks go
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General view inside the stadium as fireworks go off while Naomi Osaka of Team Japan lights the Olympic cauldron with the Olympic torch 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 lights the Olympic
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Naomi Osaka of Team Japan lights the Olympic cauldron with the Olympic torch 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 lights the Olympic
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Naomi Osaka of Team Japan lights the Olympic cauldron with the Olympic torch 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 lights the Olympic
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Naomi Osaka of Team Japan lights the Olympic cauldron with the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Naomi Osaka carries the Olympic Torch during the
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Naomi Osaka carries the Olympic Torch during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

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

The Olympic flame arrives during the opening ceremony
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The Olympic flame arrives during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, 23 July 2021.

Athletes are introduced during the opening ceremony at
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Athletes are introduced during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Pita Taufatofua, of Tonga, walks during the opening
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Pita Taufatofua, of Tonga, walks during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Ebony Morrison and Joseph Fahnbulleh, of Liberia, carry
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Ebony Morrison and Joseph Fahnbulleh, of Liberia, carry their country's flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Laura Ludwig and Patrick Hausding, of Germany, carry
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Laura Ludwig and Patrick Hausding, of Germany, carry their country's flag during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Athletes from Saudi Arabia walk during the opening
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Athletes from Saudi Arabia walk during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Team Nigeria arrives during the opening ceremony in
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Team Nigeria arrives during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP)

Adriana Diaz and Brian Afanador, of Puerto Rico,
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Adriana Diaz and Brian Afanador, of Puerto Rico, carry their country's flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Team Hong Kong arrives during the opening ceremony
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Team Hong Kong arrives during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP)

Athletes from Spain march during the opening ceremony
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Athletes from Spain march during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Athletes from Team
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Athletes from Team Germany are seen during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Fireworks explode during
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Athletes wave while
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Athletes wave while in the center of the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Members of Team
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Members of Team China head round the stadiduring 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)

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Noor
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Noor Yusuf Abdulla and Husain Alsayyad of Team Bahrain lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Team Belgium walk
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Team Belgium walk during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Arbresha
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Arbresha Rexhepi and Dejan Georgievski of Team North Macedonia during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Ketleyn
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Ketleyn Quadros and Bruno Mossa Rezende of Team Brazil lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Empty seats in
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Empty seats in the stands during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Members of Team
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Members of Team Cameroon during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

A general view during the opening ceremony of
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A general view during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, 23 July 2021.

Team Britain arrives during the opening ceremony in
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Team Britain arrives during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Athletes from Italy march during the opening ceremony
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Athletes from Italy march during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama, of Canada, carry
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Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama, of Canada, carry their country's flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Flag bearers Tanja Frank and Thomas Zajac of
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Flag bearers Tanja Frank and Thomas Zajac of Team Austria 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 Keet Oldenbeuving and Churandy Martina of
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Flag bearers Keet Oldenbeuving and Churandy Martina of Team Netherlands lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Members of Team Netherlands pose for a picture
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Members of Team Netherlands pose for a picture during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Cate Campbell and Patty Mills of
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Flag bearers Cate Campbell and Patty Mills of Team Australia lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Cate Campbell and Patty Mills of
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Flag bearers Cate Campbell and Patty Mills of Team Australia lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: A general view
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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: A general view of the athletes parade during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Flag bearers Hannah Mills and Mohamed Sbihi of
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Flag bearers Hannah Mills and Mohamed Sbihi of Team Great Britain leads their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

President of France Emmanuel Macron is seen during
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President of France Emmanuel Macron is seen during the moment of silence during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearers Hanna Minenko and Yakov Toumarkin of
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Flag bearers Hanna Minenko and Yakov Toumarkin of Team Israel lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

A general view outside the stadium as fireworks
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A general view outside the stadium as fireworks are let off during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Flag bearer Natalia Santos of Team Angola leads
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Flag bearer Natalia Santos of Team Angola leads 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 Anna Korakaki and Eleftherios Petrounias of
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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.

Flag bearers Kellie Anne Harrington and Brendan Irvine
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Flag bearers Kellie Anne Harrington and Brendan Irvine of Team Ireland 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 Yusra Mardini and Tachlowini Gabriyesos of
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Flag bearers Yusra Mardini and Tachlowini Gabriyesos of the Refugee Olympic Team lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Fireworks go off inside the stadium during the
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Fireworks go off inside the stadium during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on July 23, 2021 in Chofu, Japan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A group of performers carry out a routine
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A group of performers carry out a routine during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

A group of performers carry out a routine
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A group of performers carry out a routine during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

A group of performers carry out a routine
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A group of performers carry out a routine during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

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

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

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

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

People watch on during the Opening Ceremony of
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People watch on 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 brought onto the
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The Japanese National Flag is brought onto the stage during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

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

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

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

A general view inside the stadium as fireworks
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A general view inside the stadium as fireworks are set off during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

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

A general view prior to the Opening Ceremony
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A general view prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

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