Friday Feb. 7, 2014 12:01

Sochi Olympics opening ceremony

Compelling images from the opening ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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    Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina of pseudo-lesbian pop duo t.A.T.u. perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty)

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  • Performers opening ceremony
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    Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (David Gray/Reuters)

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    A performer is seen during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. (David Gray/Reuters)

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  • Snowflakes opening ceremony
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    Snowflakes hover above performers of Voices of Russia during the Opening Ceremony. (Quinn Rooney/Getty)

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  • Olympic Rings
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    Was there an Olympic Rings malfunction? (Adrian Dennis/Getty Images)

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  • Russian Flag
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    Performers display the Russian flag (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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  • Vladimir Putin
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and IOC President Thomas Bach watch the Opening Ceremony. (Alberto Pizzoli/Getty Images)

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  • Fireworks outside Fisht Olympic Stadium
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    Fireworks outside Fisht Olympic Stadium. (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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  • Canadians enter the stadium
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    Canada's Olympians enter Fisht Olympic Stadium! (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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  • Robotic horses
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    Robotic horses illustrate Russian history. (Antonin Thuiller/Getty Images)

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  • Olympic Mascots
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    More of Sochi's Olympic Mascots. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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  • Russian Buildings
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    Performers and Russian-style buildings on display at the Opening Ceremony. (Alberto Pizzoli/Getty Images)

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  • Russian Performers
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    Russians perform in the Opening Ceremony display. (Yuri Kadobnov/Getty Images)

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  • Russian Ballet
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    Dancers Danila Korsuntsev and Svetlana Zakharova perform during the Opening Ceremony. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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  • Street Scene
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    A street scene during the Opening Ceremony of Sochi 2014. (Antonin Thuiiller/Getty Images)

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  • Russian history
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    Performers show pieces of Russian history at the Opening Ceremony. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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  • Swan Lake
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    Performers act out Swan Lake at the Opening Ceremony. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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  • Olympic Flag
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    Olympic flag bearers Chulpan Khamatova, Lidiya Skoblikova, Anastasia Popova, Valentina Tereshkova, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Valeriy Gergiev, Alan Enileev and Nikita Mikhalkov carry the Olympic flag during the Opening Ceremony. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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  • Anna Netrebko
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    Anna Netrebko sings the Olympic Hymn during the Opening Ceremony (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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  • Olympic Flags side by side
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    The Olympic and Russian flag side by side at the Opening Ceremony. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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  • Ice sports
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    Images are projected in Olympic Gods during the Opening Ceremony. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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  • Lighting the flame
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    Vladislav Tretyak (R) carries the Olympic torch with Irina Rodina during the Opening Ceremony. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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  • Cauldron lit up
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    Fireworks explode behind the Olympic flame cauldron at the end of the Opening Ceremony. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Olympic Cauldron lit
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    Fireworks explode behind the Olympic flame cauldron during the Opening Ceremony. (Ood Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Tatu performance
  • Performers opening ceremony
  • Performer opening ceremony
  • Snowflakes opening ceremony
  • Olympic Rings
  • Russian Flag
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Fireworks outside Fisht Olympic Stadium
  • Canadians enter the stadium
  • Robotic horses
  • Olympic Mascots
  • Russian Buildings
  • Russian Performers
  • Russian Ballet
  • Street Scene
  • Russian history
  • Swan Lake
  • Olympic Flag
  • Anna Netrebko
  • Olympic Flags side by side
  • Ice sports
  • Lighting the flame
  • Cauldron lit up
  • Olympic Cauldron lit

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