Photographing the Olympic Games comes with highs and lows: the tedium of long journeys to and from the stadiums, managing with the restrictions of following COVID-19 protocols, setting up equipment, the thrill of getting the right shot. Reuters photographers do not just capture the action at the venues. They are also producing a set of pictures showing their own quirky view from behind the scenes as they travel in Tokyo to cover the events.
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Reuters photographer Kai Pfaffenbach watches a worker cleaning his hotel window while in quarantine prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.