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Closing ceremony in Sochi

<p>Performers surround mechanized Olympic mascots under a large vessel suspended in the air during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor</p>

Performers surround mechanized Olympic mascots under a large vessel suspended in the air during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Performers surround mechanized Olympic mascots under a large vessel suspended in the air during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>Members of the U.S. team celebrate during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Members of the U.S. team celebrate during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Members of the U.S. team celebrate during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Flagbearers arrive holding their national flags in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p>

Flagbearers arrive holding their national flags in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Flagbearers arrive holding their national flags in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>Performers of a circus take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p>

Performers of a circus take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Performers of a circus take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Performers form the Olympic rings during a show at the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Performers form the Olympic rings during a show at the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Performers form the Olympic rings during a show at the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Performers suspended in the air take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Performers suspended in the air take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Performers suspended in the air take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Pictures of Russian writers and poets are seen as performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Pictures of Russian writers and poets are seen as performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Pictures of Russian writers and poets are seen as performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>A performer suspended in mid-air takes part in the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

A performer suspended in mid-air takes part in the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A performer suspended in mid-air takes part in the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Russian gold medalist Alexander Legkov celebrates with silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin and bronze medalist Ilia Chernousov as they recieve their medals for the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p>

Russian gold medalist Alexander Legkov celebrates with silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin and bronze medalist Ilia Chernousov as they recieve their medals for the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race during the closing ceremony for the...more

Russian gold medalist Alexander Legkov celebrates with silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin and bronze medalist Ilia Chernousov as they recieve their medals for the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>Performers gather under a giant chandelier during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

Performers gather under a giant chandelier during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Performers gather under a giant chandelier during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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<p>Performers of a circus take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Performers of a circus take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Performers of a circus take part in the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>A group carries away the Russian national flag after it was lowered during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

A group carries away the Russian national flag after it was lowered during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A group carries away the Russian national flag after it was lowered during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>German delegates arrive for the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014.. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

German delegates arrive for the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014.. REUTERS/Jim Young

German delegates arrive for the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014.. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Performers are seen upside down during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

Performers are seen upside down during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Performers are seen upside down during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Participants dance during the party at the end of the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p>

Participants dance during the party at the end of the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Participants dance during the party at the end of the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>Performers take part in the show during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Performers take part in the show during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Performers take part in the show during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Spectators cheer as performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Spectators cheer as performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Spectators cheer as performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Ballet dancers perform during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

Ballet dancers perform during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Ballet dancers perform during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>A performer stands on a vessel during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

A performer stands on a vessel during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A performer stands on a vessel during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk</p>

Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Members of a South Korean contingent representing the next Olympic host city of Pyeongchang perform during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

Members of a South Korean contingent representing the next Olympic host city of Pyeongchang perform during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Members of a South Korean contingent representing the next Olympic host city of Pyeongchang perform during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. The South Korean city of Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. The South Korean city of Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Performers take part in the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. The South Korean city of Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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