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Winter Olympics open with parade, fireworks

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The Winter Games opening ceremony has started. The program is broken down into 14 different sections, including the parade of athletes and the lighting of the Olympic flame.  

As the ceremony started, the lights dimmed and the crowd cheered as fireworks exploded overhead.   

The ceremony's program follows the journey of five children as they travel through time from the past to the future as "they discover peace envisioned by Koreans."   

Part of the ceremony pays tribute to the South Korean flag, which is known as Taegeukgi, and is an illustration of balance and law in the universe. The interlocking semi-circles represent yin (blue) and yang (red). 

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