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Alongside the huge puppets were spectacular light displays and thousands of dancers wearing traditional Korean costumes during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Friday.

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The opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics lit up Pyeongchang on Friday in a huge display of lights and fireworks provided the backdrop to a symbolic quest to find peace.
The spectacular display featured child performers, huge puppets, and thousands of dancers in a celebration of Korean history and unity.
Inside the area 30,000 people, including a 200-strong North Korean cheerleading squad, watched in -3C temperatures as they were encouraged to bang drums given to them in an extreme weather kit to keep warm.
The parade of nations featured huge flags projected on to the stage for each nation, and was capped off when athletes from both North and South entered under a single united flag.   
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, who had earlier shaken hands in an historic meeting, clapped and waved in unison as the team entered.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un 's sister was seen enjoying the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea sitting right behind U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.
Kim Yo Jong had taken her seat just feet away from the Vice President, behind his wife Karen Pence, after shaking the hand of South Korean President Moon Jae-in as they entered the stadium for the event.
Kim Jong Un's younger sister is part of a high-level diplomatic delegation led by the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, and she is the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in the country since the Korean War.

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