Indonesia welcomes Asia with explosive opening ceremony

2018 Asian Games – Opening ceremony - GBK Main Stadium – Jakarta, Indonesia – August 18, 2018 – Athletes from Myanmar march REUTERS/Issei Kato

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A spectacular pyrotechnic show, including a simulated volcanic eruption, lit up the Jakarta skyline on Saturday night as Indonesia rolled out the red carpet for the continent’s elite athletes in the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games. The country’s president Joko Widodo made an unorthodox and dramatic entrance to the Gelora […]

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