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2014 Winter Games Opening Ceremony In Sochi

Scenes from the 2014 Winter Games opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia.

The sun sets at the Olympic Park just ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Russia.

The sun sets at the Olympic Park just ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Russia.

Photo by Streeter Lecka

Russian President Vladimir Putin waits in the presidential lounge to be introduced at the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as a television screen displays snowflakes transforming into four Olympic rings, with one failing to form.

Russian President Vladimir Putin waits in the presidential lounge to be introduced at the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as a television screen displays snowflakes transforming into four Olympic rings, with one failing to form.

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Photo by Yuri Kadobnov

Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick of the United States Olympic team carries his country's flag.

Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick of the United States Olympic team carries his country's flag.

Credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics official mascots, the Leopard, the Polar Bear, and the Hare take part in the ceremony.

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics official mascots, the Leopard, the Polar Bear, and the Hare take part in the ceremony.

Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The crowd goes wild: Bobsled racer Marvin Dixon and the Jamaica Olympic team got a a warm welcome as he carried his country's flag Friday.

The crowd goes wild: Bobsled racer Marvin Dixon and the Jamaica Olympic team got a a warm welcome as he carried his country's flag Friday.

Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Large helium inflatables create the elements of St. Basil's Cathedral.

Large helium inflatables create the elements of St. Basil's Cathedral.

Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Images representing the Olympic Gods are projected inside Fisht Stadium just before the lighting of the Olympic flame Friday.

Images representing the Olympic Gods are projected inside Fisht Stadium just before the lighting of the Olympic flame Friday.

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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony.

Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony.

Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Fireworks explode behind the Olympic flame cauldron, announcing the official opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Fireworks explode behind the Olympic flame cauldron, announcing the official opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

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