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2018 Olympics Photos
Updated: Feb. 9, 2018 at 3:11 PM
2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Athletes from around the world marched in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony Friday at the Olympic Stadium in Daegwalnyeong, South Korea. The Games run through Feb. 25.
The opening ceremony, titled "Peace in Motion,"
five children as they travel through time to discover Korean culture in history and the future. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
The five children, Haenaroe, Ara, Puri, Bichae and Nuri, each dressed in one color of the Olympic rings, performed cultural dances. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Performers hold a white tiger puppet. The
has been associated with Korean people throughout history, appearing in folklore as well as paintings and sculptures. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Suhorang the white tiger is the official mascot for the Olympics. The name is a portmanteau of the Korean words for protection (sooho) and tiger (horang-i). Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI