Closing Ceremony

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Piano players perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, confetti streams from the ceiling as artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, stands next to Alexander Zubkov, gold medalist in the two-man and four-man bobsleigh for Russia, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman, Pool)
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From left, Russia's silver medal winner Maxim Vylegzhanin, Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov and Russia's bronze medal winner Ilia Chernousov pose on the podium during the medals ceremony for the men's 50K cross-country race during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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From left, Russia's silver medal winner Maxim Vylegzhanin, Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov and Russia's bronze medal winner Ilia Chernousov pose on the podium during the medals ceremony for the men's 50K cross-country race during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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German athletes enter the stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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Russian athletes wave to spectators as they arrive during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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Ireen Wust of the Netherlands, centre, waves as she arrives during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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From left, Norway's silver medal winner Therese Johaug Norway's gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen and Norway's bronze medal winner Kristin Stoermer Steira pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 30K cross-country race during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov celebrates during the medals ceremony for the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Norway's gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen, centre, with compatriots silver medal winner Therese Johaug, left, bronze medal winner Kristin Stoermer Steira during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks out from the presidential lounge to take his seat as he's introduced at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman, Pool)
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A scene transforms during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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South Korean artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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Performers, suspended from helium-filled clouds, float above dancers during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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Piano players perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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Pianist Denis Matsuev performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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A pianist emerges from below the ground during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, a piano player performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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An artist is suspended near an upside-down house as part of a performance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDmitry Lovetsky)
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Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Pianist Denis Matsuev performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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Confetti fly during the culmination of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoGregorio Borgia)
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Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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Piano players perform around pianist Denis Matsuev during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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Athletes arrive during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Athletes dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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A dancer is suspended during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Carolina Kostner of Italy poses for a photograph during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Japanese athletes celebrate during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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The Russian, left, Greek, centre, and South Korean flags fly during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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The Olympic flag is carried by a group of children after being lowered during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Artists perform a scene at a library meant to depict Russian literature during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, in the presidential lounge before the 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman, Pool)
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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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South Korean artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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An artist performs near a lit snowman after the handing over of the next Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDmitry Lovetsky)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, talks to Alexander Zubkov, gold medalist in the two-man and four-man bobsleigh for Russia, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman, Pool)
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President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Dmitry Chernyshenko, center, speaks as International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, listens during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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A dancer is lifted during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov, left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second from left, applaud as Lee Seok-rai, mayor of Pyeongchang, waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Dancers perform with large mascots during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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Confetti fly over the national flags of South Korea, left, and Greece during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The Greek flag is raised to honor the origins of the Olympic Games and South Korea will host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. (AP PhotoGregorio Borgia)
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Performers clear the stage in the stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, applauds as Lee Seok-rai, mayor of Pyeongchang, waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJung Yeon-je, Pool)
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, hands the Olympic flag to Lee Seok-rai, mayor of Pyeongchang, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJung Yeon-je, Pool)
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Sochi Olympic mascots perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoIvan Sekretarev)
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Sochi 2014 mascots, a polar bear, a hare and a leopard stand surrounded by performers at the culmination of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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Sochi 2014 mascots, a polar bear, a hare and a leopard approach a flame during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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Canadian athletes take a self-portrait of themselves with a mobile phone during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Hyun Yung, right, and Seon Yeong from South Korea holds up a Pyeongchang 2018 banner during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov, left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, second from left, watch Lee Seok-rai, mayor of Pyeongchang, wave the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJung Yeon-je, Pool)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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A Brazilian athlete dances as others watch during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Italy's Carolina Kostner, left, poses for a photograph with Japanese athletes during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Korea's Yuna Kim, left, poses for a photograph with others during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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A polar bear and a leopard, mascots of Sochi 2014, approach a flame representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDmitry Lovetsky)
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Sochi 2014 mascots, a polar bear, a hare and a leopard approach a flame, representing the burning Olympic cauldron, during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDmitry Lovetsky)
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A Canadian athlete, right, poses for a photograph with a volunteer during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJung Yeon-je, Pool)
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Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov, second from left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, third from left, applaud as Lee Seok-rai, mayor of Pyeongchang, waves the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJung Yeon-je, Pool)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, athletes from China pose for photographs with volunteers during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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An athlete from Canada, centre, dances with Australian athletes during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, athletes from China pose for photographs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Athletes from Brazil, centre, dance during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Britain's Elisabeth Yarnold, right, and Germany's Marion Thees pose for a photograph during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Dunham)
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South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, left, and Kim Jin-sun, head of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics, watch the closing ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman, Pool)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledges the applause of the crowd as he is introduced at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman, Pool)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, greets South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, right as Kim Jin-sun, head of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, center right, and Lee Seok-rai, mayor of Pyeongchang, look on in the presidential lounge before the 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid Goldman, Pool)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Fireworks burst over the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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Fireworks burst over the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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Fireworks burst over the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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A man watches fireworks from a balcony during the closing ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMark Humphrey)
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Visitors to Olympic Park record the fireworks show behind the Olympic cauldron after the flame was extinguished at the end of the closing ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson)
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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, a piano player performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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An artist is suspended as she performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDarron Cummings)
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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed, a piano player performs during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDavid J. Phillip )
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The shadow of artists fall on a giant balloon meant to represent the moon during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoDmitry Lovetsky)
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Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)
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A large mascot blows out the Olympic flame with his breath during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov kisses his medal during the medals ceremony for the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoCharlie Riedel)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoMatt Slocum)
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One of the Sochi 2014 mascots sheds a tear after extinguishing the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.(AP PhotoMark Baker)
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A man takes a photograph of fireworks during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoPetr David Josek)
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The Olympic Rings are silhouetted as fireworks light up the sky during the closing ceremonies at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP PhotoThe Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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