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World News: SEA Games begin with mesmerizing opening ceremony
Updated: 2022-05-13 05:46:14 KST
The 31st Southeast Asian Games have opened in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, after being delayed for a year due to the pandemic.
Following a nationwide easing of anti virus restrictions, many spectators and athletes were seen without facemasks during the two-hour opening ceremony.
Vietnam's president was among the thousands of people enjoying the event.
Hosted in Hanoi and 11 surrounding cities until May 23rd, the 18-day biennial games will see 5-thousand athletes from eleven participating nations compete across 40 sports.
Reporter : matthew@arirang.com