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Let the Games in Sochi Begin

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Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the beginning of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 7. 

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Claudia Bach attend the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium.

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Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium.

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

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Dancers perform Time Forward! (Suprematic Ballet) during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Actors with baby carriages perform Moskva (The Dream) during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Dancers perform a scene portraying the Russian Revolution of 1917 during the Opening Ceremony.

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A picture taken with a robotic camera shows cars and sculptures moving across the stage during the Opening Ceremony.

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The Canada Olympic team enters the stadium during the Opening Ceremony.

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Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony.

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Large helium inflatables are used to create St. Basil's Cathedral during the Opening Ceremony.

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Dancer Diana Vishneva performs during at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on Feb. 7.

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Athlete marshals light up to form a Russian flag.

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