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  • Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin, second from left, hands the torch to Russian gymnast Alina Kabaeva, left, as Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, second from right, and Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva look on during the opening ceremony.

      Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin, second from left, hands the torch to Russian gymnast Alina Kabaeva, left, as Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, second from right, and Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva look on during the opening ceremony.
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  • Artists perform during the opening ceremony.

      Artists perform during the opening ceremony.
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  • A member of the United States team takes pictures as he enters the stadium during the opening ceremony.

      A member of the United States team takes pictures as he enters the stadium during the opening ceremony.
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  • Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park during the opening ceremony.

      Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park during the opening ceremony.
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  • Artists perform during the opening ceremony.

      Artists perform during the opening ceremony.
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  • Actors perform during the opening ceremony.

      Actors perform during the opening ceremony.
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  • Spectators wave the Russian flag during the opening ceremony.

      Spectators wave the Russian flag during the opening ceremony.
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  • Vladislav Tretyak carries the torch during the opening ceremony .

      Vladislav Tretyak carries the torch during the opening ceremony .
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  • Todd Lodwick of the United States carries his country flag as the team arrives during the opening ceremony.

      Todd Lodwick of the United States carries his country flag as the team arrives during the opening ceremony.
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  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second from left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, and Russian bobsledder Irina Skvortsova, right, applaud during the opening ceremony.

      United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second from left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, centre, and Russian bobsledder Irina Skvortsova, right, applaud during the opening ceremony.
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  • Vladsilav Tretyak holds the torch during the opening ceremony.

      Vladsilav Tretyak holds the torch during the opening ceremony.
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  • Sculptures cross the stage during the opening ceremony.

      Sculptures cross the stage during the opening ceremony.
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  • Fireworks explode over Olympic Park at the end of the opening ceremony.

      Fireworks explode over Olympic Park at the end of the opening ceremony.
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  • Freeskier Heidi Kloser of the United States walks on crutches after she injured her right leg during a training run before moguls qualifying as she arrives for the opening ceremony.

      Freeskier Heidi Kloser of the United States walks on crutches after she injured her right leg during a training run before moguls qualifying as she arrives for the opening ceremony.
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  • Young Russian girls watch intensely as the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony is broadcast on giant screens, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in downtown Sochi, Russia.

      Young Russian girls watch intensely as the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony is broadcast on giant screens, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in downtown Sochi, Russia.
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  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, shakes hands with President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 organizing committee Dmitry Chernyshenko during the opening ceremony.

      International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, shakes hands with President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 organizing committee Dmitry Chernyshenko during the opening ceremony.
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  • Todd Lodwick of the United States carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony.

      Todd Lodwick of the United States carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony.
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  • Alina Kabaeva holds the torch flanked by Maria Sharapova, right, and Alexandr Karelin during the opening ceremony .

      Alina Kabaeva holds the torch flanked by Maria Sharapova, right, and Alexandr Karelin during the opening ceremony .
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  • Dancers perform during the opening ceremony.

      Dancers perform during the opening ceremony.
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  • A Russian woman watches the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in downtown Sochi, Russia.

      A Russian woman watches the live telecast of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in downtown Sochi, Russia.
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  • Todd Lodwick of the United States carries the national flag as he leads his team into the stadium during the opening ceremony .

      Todd Lodwick of the United States carries the national flag as he leads his team into the stadium during the opening ceremony .
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  • The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony.

      The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony.
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  • Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony .

      Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony .
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  • United States' athletes enter the arena waving their national flag during the opening ceremony.

      United States' athletes enter the arena waving their national flag during the opening ceremony.
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  • An artist performs during the opening ceremony.

      An artist performs during the opening ceremony.
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  • The Olympic flag is carried during the opening ceremony.

      The Olympic flag is carried during the opening ceremony.
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  • Freeskier Heidi Kloser of the United States, left, walks on crutches after she injured her right leg during a training run before moguls qualifying as she arrives for the opening ceremony.

      Freeskier Heidi Kloser of the United States, left, walks on crutches after she injured her right leg during a training run before moguls qualifying as she arrives for the opening ceremony.
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  • Vladislav Tretiak carries the torch during the opening ceremony.

      Vladislav Tretiak carries the torch during the opening ceremony.
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  • Members of the Chinese team cheer during the opening ceremony.

      Members of the Chinese team cheer during the opening ceremony.
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  • Winter Olympic sport logos are illuminated and suspended during the opening ceremony.

      Winter Olympic sport logos are illuminated and suspended during the opening ceremony.
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  • Logos all sports are illuminated during the opening ceremony.

      Logos all sports are illuminated during the opening ceremony.
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  • Todd Lodwick of the United States carries his country flag as the team arrives during the opening ceremony.

      Todd Lodwick of the United States carries his country flag as the team arrives during the opening ceremony.
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  • The United States team arrives during the opening ceremony.

      The United States team arrives during the opening ceremony.
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  • Artists perform during the opening ceremony.

      Artists perform during the opening ceremony.
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  • The Olympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony.

      The Olympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony.
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  • Alexander Zubkov of Russia holds her national flag and enters the arena with teammates during the opening ceremony.

      Alexander Zubkov of Russia holds her national flag and enters the arena with teammates during the opening ceremony.
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  • The Olympic and the Russian flags wave during the opening ceremony.

      The Olympic and the Russian flags wave during the opening ceremony.
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  • Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony .

      Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony .
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, stands to declare the 2014 Winter Olympics open.

      Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, stands to declare the 2014 Winter Olympics open.
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  • Maria Sharapova carries the torch during the opening ceremony.

      Maria Sharapova carries the torch during the opening ceremony.
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  • Fireworks explode over Roza Khutor, near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, the mountain Olympic cluster, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, during opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

      Fireworks explode over Roza Khutor, near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, the mountain Olympic cluster, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, during opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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  • Performers wearing illuminated suits create the Russian flag during the opening ceremony.

      Performers wearing illuminated suits create the Russian flag during the opening ceremony.
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  • Dancers perform during the opening ceremony.

      Dancers perform during the opening ceremony.
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  • Russia's Maria Sharapova carries the torch during the opening ceremony.

      Russia's Maria Sharapova carries the torch during the opening ceremony.
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