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Gallery: Winter Olympics Opening ceremony


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The opening ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games took place earlier today at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea.

Here are the best images from the event:

Lizzy Yarnold leads out Team GB (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Sport)
The delegations from the host nation South Korea and North Korea marched as one under the Korean unification flag. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Sport)
Audra Segree leads out the Jamaican side (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Sport)
Pita Taufatofua of Tonga defies the cold as he goes shirtless (Jamie Squire/Getty Images Sport)
Erin Hamlin leads Team USA (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Sport)
Eric Frenzel leads out the German team (Dan Istitene/Getty Images Sport)
German Madrazo leads the small Mexican team (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Sport)
Nicolae Gaiduc leads out a couple of Moldovan athletes (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Sport)
A rather cold looking Scotty James leads out the Australians (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Sport)
Dario Cologna leads out Team Switzerland (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Sport)
Shiva Keshavan leads out Team India (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Sport)
Martin Fourcade leads out Team France (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport)
The PyeongChang Olympic Stadium (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Sport)
Musicicans, In-Kown Jeon, Eun-mi Lee, Hyun-woo Ha and Ji-yeong An performe during the Opening Ceremony (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Sport)
IOC President Thomas Bach delivers an address (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Sport)
Tucker Murphy leads the other two member of Team Bermuda (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Sport)
Edson Bindilatt leads out Team Brazil (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Sport)
Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (Carl Court/Getty Images News)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir lead out Team Canada (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Sport)
Noriaki Kasai leads out Team Japan (Al Bello/Getty Images Sport)
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence watches on during the Opening Ceremony (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Sport)
The Olympic torch is carried to the cauldron (Pool/Getty Images Sport)
Fireworks erupt as the Olympic Cauldron is lit (Pool/Getty Images Sport)
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