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Twin toilets photo at Sochi Olympics goes viral

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  • Westerners may be surprised at just how cozy Russians can get. These are toilets at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center for the Sochi Olympics.

      Westerners may be surprised at just how cozy Russians can get. These are toilets at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center for the Sochi Olympics.
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SOCHI, Russia -- At least one Olympic bathroom seems to be flush with toilets. When BBC reporter Steve Rosenberg went to use the bathroom at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center for next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, he found two toilets but only one stall. His tweeted picture instantly became a national joke. Although toilets like that are not common in Russia, social media users posted photos of other side-by-side toilets, including ones in a courthouse and a cafe. The editor of the state R-Sport news agency said such communal toilets are standard at Russian soccer stadiums. In a nod to the tight security measures imposed in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, one Russian joke has it that the second toilet was for a Russian security officer. The Sochi organizing committee refused to comment on the picture. -- Associated Press

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