Winter Olympics: Day 1

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An unidentified athlete makes an attempt from the normal hill of the men's ski jumping the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy finish their routine in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoVadim Ghirda)
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Norway's Anders Jacobsen makes an attempt from the normal hill at the men's ski jumping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoGregorio Borgia)
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Russian dancers who will be performing at the opening ceremony pose with the Olympic rings as their friend photographs them, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoWong Maye-E)
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Broadcast technicians work in their office as they prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoWong Maye-E)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his speech at the IOC President's Gala Dinner on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoAndrej Isakovic, Pool)
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A worker walks along the roof of the Bolshoy Ice Dome at dusk while last minute preparations are underway, a day before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoWong Maye-E)
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Security personnel watch a practice run of a fountain show to music from "Swan Lake" on the perimeter of the Olympic cauldron in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The cauldron will be lit with the Olympic torch during Friday's opening ceremonies. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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The Bolshoy Ice Dome, left, Fisht Olympic Stadium, center, and the Shayba Arena are seen at sunset one day before the start of the of the the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoRobert F. Bukaty)
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Volunteers walk by giant welcome murals near the entrance to Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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Austria's Thomas Diethart makes an attempt during the training from the normal hill of the men's ski jumping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoDmitry Lovetsky)
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IOC President Thomas Bach, left, welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin before the IOC President?'s Gala Dinner on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoAndrej Isakovic, Pool)
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Colored lights illuminate housing just outside Olympic Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoRobert F. Bukaty)
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Slovenia's Peter Prevc prepares for an attempt in training for the men's normal hill ski jumping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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Switzerland's Simon Ammann slows down after a training attempt from the normal hill at the men's ski jumping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoGregorio Borgia)
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Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoVadim Ghirda)
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Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of The United States compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the United States wait for their results following the the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings, Pool)
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Julia Lavrentieva and Yuri Rudyk of Ukraine compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoVadim Ghirda)
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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec falls after a training jump from the normal hill of the men's ski jumping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoGregorio Borgia)
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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Slovenia's Robert Kranjec falls after a training jump from the normal hill of the men's ski jumping at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoGregorio Borgia)
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Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoBernat Armangue)
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Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the United States compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Narumi Takahashi and Ryuichi Kihara of Japan compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoVadim Ghirda)
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Elina Suyundikova, a dancer in the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, watches the sunset along the Black Sea while returning from a rehearsal on the eve of the performance and the games' official opening, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman)
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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoVadim Ghirda)
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Italy's Karin Oberhofer leads other competitors during a biathlon training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoFelipe Dana)
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Spectators photograph water fountains at Olympic Park during final preparations before the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The opening ceremony for the games is Feb. 7, and the competition will run until Feb. 23. (AP PhotoRobert F. Bukaty)
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Czech Republic's Sarka Pancochova takes a jump during the women's snowboard slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoSergei Grits)
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Activist Ann Northrop is joined by demonstrators from Queer Nation, and others who oppose the Russian government’s continued attacks on human rights, including the rights of LGBT Russians, as she pours fake blood on an Olympic flag, marking the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games with a protest, outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation, in New York, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP PhotoRichard Drew)
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Kate Hansen of the United States takes a turn during a training session for the women's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)
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Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoBernat Armangue)
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Sweden's Niklas Mattsson finishes his first run during men's snowboard slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoAndy Wong)
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Goalkeeper of Canada's women's ice hockey team Shannon Szabados eyes a puck during a practice session ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoPetr David Josek)
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Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende of Germany compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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An unidentified athlete makes an attempt in the men's normal hill ski jumping training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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An athlete is silhouetted as the sun sets during a biathlon training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)
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An athlete is silhouetted during a biathlon training session ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)
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Armin Zoeggeler of Italy has his feet and the track reflected in his helmet as he starts a run during a training session for the men's singles luge ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP PhotoDita Alangkara)

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The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, kicked off Thursday.

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