Relive the 2021 Paralympic Opening Ceremony in Tokyo With These 18 Photos

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The 2021 Paralympic Games kicked off in Tokyo Tuesday night, and while the stadium was mostly empty due to COVID safety regulations, the athletes and performers still brought high energy. The Afghanistan flag was brought into the stadium as a sign of "solidarity and peace," a video from the WeThe15 campaign was broadcast to raise awareness about how society treats the disabled, and Team USA entered looking sharp in their Ralph Lauren outfits with flag bearers Melissa Stockwell and Chuck Aoki leading the way.

Take a look at these 18 photos from the Paralympic Games opening ceremony in Tokyo, and get excited to let the Games begin!

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