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Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Russian President Vladimir Putin officials opens the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Russian President Vladimir Putin declares the games open during the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (Getty Images)
Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (Getty Images)
Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Russian gymnast Alina Kabayeva waves with the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Chulpan Khamatova, Lidiya Skoblikova, Anastasia Popova, Valentina Tereshkova, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Valeriy Gergiev, Alan Enileev and Nikita Mikhalkov carry the Olympic flag into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Getty Images)
Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Liza Temnikova as Lyubov (Love) performs during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Fireworks explode by the Olympic flame cauldron at the end of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014 in Sochi. (AFP/Getty Images)
Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Dancers perform Moskva/The Dream during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Getty Images)
Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick of the United States Olympic team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Getty Images)