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Neeraj Chopra leads India in fireworks-filled Asian Games opening ceremony

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bears the tricolour as he leads the Indian contingent at Gelora Bung Karno during the opening ceremony of Asian Games 2018. The players arrived in blue suits, smiling and with small flags in their hands, waving to the crowd. India has sent a contingent of 569 athletes who will participate in a total of 36 sports.

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bears the tricolour as he leads the Indian contingent at Gelora Bung Karno during the opening ceremony of Asian Games 2018. The players arrived in blue suits, smiling and with small flags in their hands, waving to the crowd. India has sent a contingent of 569 athletes who will participate in a total of 36 sports. (Source: PTI)

Indian team marches in during the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday. (Source: AP)

A general view of fireworks during the opening ceremony. (Source: Reuters)

The GBK Main Stadium looks beautiful during the opening ceremony. (Source: Reuters)

Athletes from the Unified Korea team march. (Source: Reuters)

The loudest cheers were reserved for the host nation, who arrived last, led by swimmer Gede Siman Sudartawa and basketball player Arki Wisnu. (Source: Reuters)

Mesmerising images from the opening ceremony. (Source: Reuters)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo waves as he arrives on a motorbike to the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta.(Source: AP)

The palace guards salute during the official flag raisin at the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta. (Source: AP)

A performer sings during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia. (Source: AP)

The cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia. (Source: AP)

It was a glittering opening ceremony a day before the Asian Games kickstart on Sunday. (Source: Reuters)