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 The word "arigato", meaning "thank you" in Japanese, is seen at the end of the ceremony. (Photo by Rie Ishii) 
Tokyo 2020 Olympics

In pictures: Tokyo Olympics closed as COVID rages

Philippines wins first gold, Taiwan defeats China and fencer cheers Hong Kong

KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei Asia photo editor | Japan

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Olympics closed on Sunday, a year after they were originally scheduled to due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and three days after the host city for the first time recorded more than 5,000 new daily infections. Organizers said the 17-day sporting spectacle would show the world's defiance of the virus, but the contests were all held in spectator-free arenas and stadiums.

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