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Some iconic images from the host country after they defeated Madrid and Istanbul for the right to host the 2020 Olympics.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures as he speaks during Tokyo 2020 kick off rally in Tokyo in this August 23, 2013 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

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The Tokyo Stadium, one of the proposed Olympic stadiums for the 2020 Summer Olympic games, is seen in this computer-generated file handout image provided by the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee, and released January 8, 2013. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

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A view of Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower at 634 metres (2080 feet), in Tokyo in this file photograph taken by Kyodo on May 21, 2012.

KYODO/REUTERS

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A view of the Golden Pavilion Kinkakuji Temple as it is reflected in water, in Kyoto, in this November 15, 2005 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

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Wholesalers survey fresh tuna at the Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo in this January 5, 2013 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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A Shinto shrine gate, with the moon behind it, is seen amidst Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa, in Takashima, Shiga prefecture in western Japan, in this April 6, 2012 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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Sandals are seen in Hakone in this July 14, 2009 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

THOMAS WHITE/Reuters

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Skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku district frame Mount Fuji at dusk in this December 11, 2002 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

KIMIMASA MAYAMA/REUTERS

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Women in traditional makeup and kimonos walk inside the Kiyomizudera temple during autumn in Kyoto in this November 10, 2008 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

NICKY LOH/REUTERS

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Buildings are seen by night in Tokyo in this August 8, 2007 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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Swans float on the waters of Akan National Park's Lake Kussharo in Teshikaga town, in the eastern part of Hokkaido, northern Japan in this February 8, 2008 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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A woman in kimono walks past a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo in this January 4, 2010 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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A view of Tokyo from Japan's first Hermes helicopter, designed by the French luxury brand in conjunction with Eurocopter, as it flies over Tokyo in the evening in this August 7, 2009 file photo. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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Japanese women in kimonos take pictures of themselves as they celebrate the Coming of Age Day at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo in this January 11, 2010 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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A man walks through torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto, western Japan in this January 6, 2010 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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A man watches cherry blossoms in bloom at a park in Tokyo in this April 3, 2009 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Sumo grand champion, or Yokozuna, Asashoryu (R) of Mongolia, throws Kotoshogiku in a sumo ring during a joint practice for the Yokozuna Deliberation Council in Tokyo in this April 29, 2008 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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Japanese monkeys gather to soak in a hot spring at a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town, central Japan in this January 2, 2009 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS

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iPhone cases decorated with plastic models of food are displayed during a photo opportunity at Suetake Sample, a plastic food model maker, in Yokohama, near Tokyo in this July 29, 2011 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Medium-rise and low-rise residences along with office buildings are seen from the first observatory deck of Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo, in this October 30, 2011 file photograph. Tokyo defeated the bids from Madrid and Istanbul to win the right to host the 2020 summer Olympics.

ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Jacques Rogge President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces Tokyo as the city to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Game during a ceremony in Buenos Aires September 7, 2013.

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