Earth-Shaped Drone Display Flies Above Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony

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Fireworks and drone displays illuminated the sky over Japan’s National Stadium in Tokyo during the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

The opening ceremony of the pandemic-delayed Games was held without spectators as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections, although some dignitaries and invited guests were in attendance, including U.S. first lady Jill Biden.

Spectators have been banned from all venues in the Tokyo area, with limited audiences allowed at a few outlying sites, in a step taken by the authorities to try to curb the spread of the virus.

About 23% of Japan’s population of more than 120 million has been fully vaccinated, a number that has picked up since May but is still far short of where the government had hoped to be before the Olympics.

Japan has weathered the pandemic better than many other countries, logging about 853,000 cases and 15,100 deaths since the pandemic began.

But infections have been surging, with Tokyo hitting a six-month high of 1,979 daily cases on Thursday.

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