Cheers Erupt as Fireworks Rise From Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Cheers erupted as firework rose into the Tokyo night sky during the opening ceremony of the summer Olympics on June 23.

As the stands within the stadium were largely empty as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, crowds gathered outside the stadium to mark the occasion.

The ceremony was held amid a surge of COVID-19 cases during the city’s fourth state of emergency. Credit: @mall_hm4 via Storyful

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