Winter Olympics begins with hope for peace

South Korea's former champion figure skater Kim Yu-na lights the Olympic flame to set the seal on a poignant opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Friday. Photo: AFP
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View of the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium. Photo: AFP
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India’s flagbearer Shiva Keshavan leads the delegation parade during the opening ceremony. Photo: AFP
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Unified Korea torchbearers, North Korean Jong Su Hyon and South Korean Park Jong-ah hold the Olympic Flame before the lighting of the cauldron. Photo: AFP
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Fireworks go off outside the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium. Photo: AFP
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong as the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opened in a spirit of intense rapprochement. Photo: AP
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Unified Korea's flagbearers (North Korea's ice hockey player) Hwang Chung Gum (centre L) and (South Korea's bobsledder) Won Yun-jong (centre R) lead the Unified Korea's delegation as they parade during the opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Stadium. Photo: AFP
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Olympic Athletes from Russia march under a neutral flag during the opening ceremony. Photo: AFP
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Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua stole the show at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic opening ceremony when he entered the stadium bare-chested, despite icy sub-zero temperatures. Photo: Getty Images
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