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IN PHOTOS: Hanoi lights up as 31st SEA Games unfolds

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IN PHOTOS: Hanoi lights up as 31st SEA Games unfolds

PRIDE. Host Vietnam showcases its traditional arts during the opening ceremony.

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EJ Obiena serves as the Philippine flag bearer as the 31st SEA Games comes off the wraps in a glittery opening ceremony

HANOI, Vietnam – Showcasing a mix of state-of-the-art technology and traditional arts, host Vietnam officially unveiled the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Thursday night, May 12, at the My Dinh Stadium. 

A three-chapter show highlighted Vietnam’s culture as eleven outstanding local athletes carried the torch and lit the cauldron, before the show wrapped up with an ensemble performance of the Games’ official song Let’s Shine

Pole vault star EJ Obiena served as flag bearer for the Philippines during the parade of athletes, where each of the 11 member countries were represented only by a 30-member contingent due to health and safety protocols.

Here are some highlights of the glittery night: 

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The Philippine contingent enters the stadium during the parade of athletes. – Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
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EJ Obiena serves as the Philippine flag bearer. – Philippine Sports Commission
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– Rappler.com

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