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Photos from the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies

The Tokyo Olympics officially begin with the Opening Ceremonies.

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July 23 | Tokyo

People watch the Japan air force aerobatic squadron Blue Impulse.

Issei Kato/Reuters

Issei Kato/Reuters

July 23 | Tokyo

The Olympic Stadium.

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EDGAR SU/REUTERS

July 23 | Tokyo

Fireworks during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

A singer performs.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Security guards stand near empty seats during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Prince Albert II of Monaco reacts as French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. first lady Jill Biden speak in the background.

Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Dylan Martinez/Reuters

July 23 | Tokyo

An overview shows the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Francois-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images

July 23 | Tokyo

Dancers perform during a light show.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Rings of light shine on dancers during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23| Tokyo

Lights stream across the stadium as performers dance.

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Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

July 23 | Tokyo

Performers dance with colored bands.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

July 23 | Tokyo

Performers move through the stadium during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Dancers perform.

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Hannah McKay/AFP/Getty Images

July 23 | Tokyo

Performers carry a banner with the Olympic logo.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

A performance during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

The Japanese flag is presented.

Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Members of Hong Kong's delegation pose for a selfie.

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Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

July 23 | Tokyo

Athletes from the nation of Georgia.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards and Japanese athletes enter.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Athletes from Serbia walk in the procession during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Athletes from Kenya gather.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Athletes from Saudi Arabia wave flags.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Athletes from Grenada enter.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Athletes from Cameroon walk in.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Flag bearers Kimia Yousofi and Farzad Mansouri of Team Afghanistan.

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Maja Hitij/Getty Images

July 23 | Tokyo

Fireworks go off at the stadium.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Naomi Osaka prepares to light the Olympic cauldron.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

The flame is seen on the cauldron.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

July 23 | Tokyo

Officials signal the official beginning of the Games.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

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July 23 | Tokyo

Protesters face police officers outside the stadium.

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July 23 | Tokyo

Protesters demonstrate outside the stadium.

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Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

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