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Tokyo’s pandemic-delayed Summer Olympics officially get underway today with a largely spectator-free opening ceremony.

Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who represents Japan, lights the cauldron to open the Tokyo Olympics at an empty Olympic Stadium.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail

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Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who represents Japan, lights the cauldron to open the Tokyo Olympics at an empty Olympic Stadium.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail

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Flag bearers Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama of Team Canada lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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Flagbearers Rugby sevens co-captain Nathan Hirayama, left, and basketball player Miranda Ayimin carry the Canadian flag into an empty Olympic Stadium at the Opening Ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail

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Canada's delegation enters the Olympic Stadium during Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony's parade of athletes, in Tokyo.HANNAH MCKAY/AFP/Getty Images

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Team Canada flag-bearers Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama carry the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies during the Tokyo Olympics.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

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Fireworks are seen as police officers gather to block anti-Olympics protesters during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.Yuichi Yamazaki/AFP/Getty Images

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Protesters face police officers outside the Olympic Stadium during opening ceremonies.ISSEI KATO/Reuters

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Police officers stand guard outside the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo.PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the Refugee Olympic Team parade during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

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Flag bearers Olena Kostevych and Bogdan Nikishin of Team Ukraine during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

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Zambia's flag bearer Tilka Paljk and Zambia's flag bearer Everisto Mulenga lead the delegation during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

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Naomi Osaka of Japan holds the Olympic torch ahead of lighting the Olympic cauldron at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremonyLUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters

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Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.Morry Gash/The Associated Press

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Dancers perform at the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics. Due to COVID-19 cases rising the organizers banned spectators from the stadium.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail

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Syria's delegation parade during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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Fireworks mark the reveal of the Olympic Rings in an empty Olympic Stadium at the Opening Ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail

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Spain's delegation enters the Olympic Stadium during Tokyo Olympic Games.HANNAH MCKAY/AFP/Getty Images

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The Japanese flag is carried past the Olympic cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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Performers assemble the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium.JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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Flag bearers Hannah Mills and Mohamed Sbihi of Team Great Britain during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.Dylan Martinez - Pool/Getty Images

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Jamaica's flag bearers Ricardo Brown (L) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leads the delegation during the Tokyo Olympic Games.HANNAH MCKAY/AFP/Getty Images

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A man takes pictures of the fireworks lighting up the sky over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games.STR/AFP/Getty Images

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After about 30 Canadian athletes entered the Olympic Stadium, just a small group stayed inside as the parade of athletes continued at the Opening Ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail

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Fireworks mark the end of the parade of athletes at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies at Olympic Stadium.Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail

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A general view show a performance during the opening ceremony.ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/Reuters

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The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony.LEAH MILLIS/Reuters

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