2021 Olympics Opening Ceremony best photo gallery

The best photos from the 2021 Olympics Opening Ceremony. 

The Olympics are finally back! Nothing is quite like Olympics time and nothing kicks off that feeling better than the moving and historic Olympics Opening Ceremony and this year was no different. The games hold a bit more of a special meaning this year dues to the hardships the entire wold has faced due to the coronavirus. Nothing brings people together quite like a global pandemic.

In case you missed it, the 2021 Olympics Opening Ceremony took place on Friday from Tokyo, Japan. Quite a few things were different this year, including the absence of fans in the stands. But, many were watching around the world.

Here are some of the best images from the emotional ceremony, courtesy of Getty Images.

2021 Olympics Opening Ceremony photo gallery

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Performers take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: The Olympic Rings are seen outside the stadium as fireworks go off during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Naomi Osaka of Team Japan carries the Olympic torch towards the Olympic cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: A performer dressed as a Samurai acts out a routine during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Hannah McKay – Pool/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: A Japanese jazz composer Hiromi Uehara plays the piano during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez of Team United States lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Members of Team United States enjoy the atmosphere during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Flag bearers Malia Paseka and Pita Taufatofua of Team Tonga lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez of Team United States lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: U.S. First Lady, Jill Biden takes part in a moment of silence the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Dylan Martinez – Pool/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Performers dance during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Performers dance during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Arisa Tsubata runs on a treadmill during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Fireworks are displayed during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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