Winter Olympics 2018 begin with vivid, colourful opening ceremony at Pyeongchang [Photos]

Take a look at some of the best pictures from the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

FP Sports February 10, 2018 16:40:38 IST
India‘s flagbearer Shiva Keshavan leads the delegation parade during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium. AFP
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India‘s flagbearer Shiva Keshavan leads the delegation parade during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium. AFP
Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony. Reuters
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Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony. Reuters
President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-Sook, Kim Yo-Jong, the sister of North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during the opening ceremony. President Moon Jae-in warmly shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s smiling sister as well as the North’s nominal head of state. Reuters
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President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-Sook, Kim Yo-Jong, the sister of North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during the opening ceremony. President Moon Jae-in warmly shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s smiling sister as well as the North’s nominal head of state. Reuters
Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the national flag. Athletes from North and South Korea marches together under one flag. Reuters
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Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea carry the national flag. Athletes from North and South Korea marches together under one flag. Reuters
A general view of performers during the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony followed the story line of children wandering through a mythical landscape and discovering a world where people live in peace and harmony. Reuters
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A general view of performers during the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony followed the story line of children wandering through a mythical landscape and discovering a world where people live in peace and harmony. Reuters
Erin Hamlin of US carries the national flag with delegates during the opening ceremony. When the American athletes walked in, the Korean pop hit Gangnam Style blared around the stadium, sparking the ‘Horse Dance’ in the crowd and among the volunteers. Reuters
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Erin Hamlin of US carries the national flag with delegates during the opening ceremony. When the American athletes walked in, the Korean pop hit Gangnam Style blared around the stadium, sparking the ‘Horse Dance’ in the crowd and among the volunteers. Reuters
A view of the performers during the opening ceremony. Reuters
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A view of the performers during the opening ceremony. Reuters
Artists perform during the opening ceremony. Some of the animals honored with puppets in the opening ceremony included a white tiger (the 2018 Olympics mascot), a grasshopper, a dragon, and a turtle. Reuters
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Artists perform during the opening ceremony. Some of the animals honored with puppets in the opening ceremony included a white tiger (the 2018 Olympics mascot), a grasshopper, a dragon, and a turtle. Reuters
Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carries the national flag with delegates. One of the biggest cheers was reserved for muscle-bound Tongan Taufatofua, who repeated his famed Rio Games entrance by marching in shirtless, oiled up and wearing a traditional skirt -- this time in sub-zero temperatures. Reuters
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Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carries the national flag with delegates. One of the biggest cheers was reserved for muscle-bound Tongan Taufatofua, who repeated his famed Rio Games entrance by marching in shirtless, oiled up and wearing a traditional skirt -- this time in sub-zero temperatures. Reuters
A general view shows the cauldron during the opening ceremony. Reuters
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A general view shows the cauldron during the opening ceremony. Reuters