South Korean Olympic figure skating champion Yuna Kim lights the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip,Pool)

South Korean Olympic figure skating champion Yuna Kim lights the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip,Pool)

With extraordinary political optics, Winter Olympics begin

North and South Korea sat side by side under exploding fireworks representing peace, not destruction.

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