The games officially commenced with Friday's opening ceremony at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.
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  • After a year-long delay, the Tokyo Olympics are finally underway.
  • The games officially commenced with Friday's opening ceremony at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.
  • Fans were not invited to attend the festivities due to Covid-19 restrictions in Japan, but the opening ceremony was a sight to behold nonetheless.
  • Insider worked with Getty Images' photographers on the ground in Tokyo to round up the best photos from this year's opening ceremony.
  • From pictures of the remarkable performances by Japanese artists to shots of the parade of nations and the Olympic torch lighting, here are the most visually stunning photos from Friday's opening ceremony.
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A wide shot of Tokyo Stadium ahead of the opening ceremony

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Japanese nurse and boxer Arisa Tsubata performs during the opening ceremony

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Fireworks erupt above Tokyo Stadium during the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics

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VIP officials look on during the opening ceremony

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