Olympics officially open with lavish ceremony in Pyeongchang

South Korea kicked off the 2018 Winter Olympic Games with a ceremony celebrating unity and peace on Friday in Pyeongchang.
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Fireworks explode to signal the start of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018.
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A white tiger figure and five children perform as the opening ceremony gets underway.
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Hundreds of dancers perform as part of the opening ceremony.
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Dancers perform "The Land of Peace" segment as the five children continue their opening ceremony journey.
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The South Korean flag is presented during the opening ceremony.
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Luge veteran Erin Hamlin leads the United States into the stadium. Hamlin was named flag-bearer when a tie with speed skater Shani Davis was broken with a coin toss.
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Olympic Athletes from Russia are led into the ceremony by a volunteer flag-bearer. The delegation is not permitted to compete under the Russian flag after the doping scandal in Sochi.
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Flag-bearers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir enter the stadium with Team Canada.
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Team Canada is all smiles as they make their way through the stadium.
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Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua makes another memorable appearance. He first appeared oiled-up and shirtless at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
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North Korea's Hwang Chung Gum and South Korea's Won Yun-jong carries the flag of unified Korea.
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IOC president Thomas Bach delivers an address to officially open the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
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Former Olympic champion figure skater Yuna Kim lights the cauldron.
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The Olympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony.
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