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Tokyo Olympics begin officially with the Opening Ceremonies. Naomi Osaka lights cauldron.

Naomi Osaka walks up the steps to light the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
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TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics officially began Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, a four-hour extravaganza of flag-waving, parades, music, lights and cultural celebration that culminates with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron.

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