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Olympics-Winter Games open in Sochi

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 The show went on, blending cartoon-style inflatable domes, spectacular ballroom dancing amid towering imperial columns, and giant avant-garde shapes hovering above symbols of revolution and upheaval in a sweep through Russian history. (AFP)

The show went on, blending cartoon-style inflatable domes, spectacular ballroom dancing amid towering imperial columns, and giant avant-garde shapes hovering above symbols of revolution and upheaval in a sweep through Russian history. (AFP)

"I declare the 22nd Winter Olympic Games open," said Putin, launching an event he has personally overseen and expects will burnish Russia''''s, and his own, image on the world stage. (AFP)

Russian tennis player and Olympic medalist Maria Sharapova runs with the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. (AFP)

Russian tennis player and Olympic medalist Maria Sharapova runs with the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. (AFP)

Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony. (AFP)

Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony. (AFP)

Illustrations of galloping horses float along. (AFP)

Illustrations of galloping horses float along. (AFP)

The state-of-the-art arena, one of several construction projects that have swelled the budget of the Winter Games to a record $50 billion, holds 40,000 people, and Putin was joined by more than 40 world leaders. (AFP)

The state-of-the-art arena, one of several construction projects that have swelled the budget of the Winter Games to a record $50 billion, holds 40,000 people, and Putin was joined by more than 40 world leaders. (AFP)

A sculpture portraying a sickle floats above a street scene during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. (AFP)

A sculpture portraying a sickle floats above a street scene during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. (AFP)

Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. (AFP)

Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. (AFP)

Fireworks explode over the Olympic park and the Olympic flame cauldron at the end of the Opening Ceremony. (AFP)

Fireworks explode over the Olympic park and the Olympic flame cauldron at the end of the Opening Ceremony. (AFP)

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