In Pictures: Highlights of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony

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Athletes from the U.S. enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games in South Korea. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The largest-ever Winter Paralympics has begun in spectacular style in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The U.S. team was led into the stadium by flag bearer and adaptive snowboarder Mike Schultz. 

Unlike the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games last month, the North and South Korea teams decided not to march together under the same flag as they failed to agree on which version of the unified flag to use. The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games run until March 18. 

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Members of Team U.S. parade during the opening ceremony. OIS/IOC/Thomas Lovelock/Reuters
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Athletes from theU.S. wave as they enter the stadium for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games opening ceremony. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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American flags light up the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium as the team from the U.S. enters. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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The Canada delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Ed Jones/AFP
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Arly Aristides Velasquez Penaloza of Mexico carries his country's national flag during the opening ceremony. Paul Hanna/Reuters
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The South Korean flag enters the stadium during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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A view of the stadium as athletes from North Korea enter during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games. Naomi Baker/Getty Images
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Athletes from the North Korean delegation wave during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Ed Jones/AFP
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Athletes from Great Britain enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Ed Jones/AFP
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A light sculpture is seen during the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Reuters
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A light sculpture is seen during the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics. OIS/IOC/Simon Bruty/Reuters