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Photos from around the Sochi coastal and mountain clusters Monday, February 3.

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A worker leans out over the roofline of the Gorki Grand Hotel Monday, February 3, 2014, as work continues in the mountains above Sochi in a rush to complete construction on the hotel in preparation for the opening of the Sochi Games later this week. The Gorki Grand is in the Mountain Venue Cluster for the Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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To get to and from my hotel room in the mountains east of Sochi each day, part of my commute involves an eight minute ride in a gondola. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Members of Canada's Olympic women's hockey team pose for a photo outside the Bolshoy Ice Dome hockey arena MOnday, February 3, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Sochi Olympic cauldron sits flameless Monday, February 3, 29014 outside Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. The cauldron will be lit during Opening Ceremonies Friday night, February 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Olympic volunteer walk past palm trees outside the Iceberg Skating Palace Monday, February 22,2014 at Sochi's OLympic Park. Competition begins Friday and Opening Ceremonies are Friday. Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A woman poses with the Olypic Rings whie exploring the Olympic Park in Sochi Monday, February 3, 2014, Opening Ceremonies are Friday, but some events begin Thursday in the mountains east of Sochi. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Olympic worker Yuriy Kurkin poses for photos with the Olympc rings Monday, February 3, 2014 in Olympic Park in Sochi Russia. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Norwegian biathlete Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen, left, trains as his coach records him at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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The Bolshoy Ice Dome is reflected in the roof of a car during final preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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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. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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A worker at the Ice Cube Curling Center cleans a window with a view of the Bolshoy Ice Dome during final preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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The Caucasus Mountains, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic outdoor snow sport and sliding track events, rise in the background as a woman takes a picture along the Black Sea outside the Olympic Park, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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The Caucasus Mountains, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic outdoor snow sport and sliding track events, rise in the background as a woman walks along the Black Sea outside the Olympic Park, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Tonya Panova, right, takes a picture of Mariya Shulzhenko at sunset along the Black Sea as Fisht Olympic Stadium, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony stands in the background, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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A home under construction is covered in decorate wrapping across from the Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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A snowcat alines snow at the ski jumping venue as preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics continue, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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A construction worker walks past a mural of a whale painted on the side of a building in the Olympic Park as the Caucasus Mountains, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic outdoor snow sport and sliding track events, rise in the background, at the Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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The ski jumping venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics is illuminated, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Itumeleng Pitso, center, watches the sunset with Thoneka Bongo, right, and Siyasanga Matthews, left, along the Black Sea outside the Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The trio came from South Africa to live in Sochi for a few months while working at a local restaurant during the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Olympic employees attend a flower ceremony rehearsal at the ski jumping venue as preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics continue, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Chris and Cathy Reed of Japan perform during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Tonya Panova, right, takes a picture of Mariya Shulzhenko at sunset along the Black Sea as Fisht Olympic Stadium, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony stands in the background, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Yan Han of China practices during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Jeremy Abbott of the U.S. practices during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Biathletes train at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Biathletes train at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Huang Xintong and Zheng Xun of China perform during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Chris and Cathy Reed of Japan perform during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Biathletes train at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Workers mix buckets of paint in Olympic Park as preparations take place for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Kevin Reynolds of Canada practices during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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A worker leans out over the roofline of the Gorki Grand Hotel Monday, February 3, 2014, as work continues in the mountains above Sochi in a rush to complete construction on the hotel in preparation for the opening of the Sochi Games later this week. The Gorki Grand is in the Mountain Venue Cluster for the Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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To get to and from my hotel room in the mountains east of Sochi each day, part of my commute involves an eight minute ride in a gondola. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Members of Canada's Olympic women's hockey team pose for a photo outside the Bolshoy Ice Dome hockey arena MOnday, February 3, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Sochi Olympic cauldron sits flameless Monday, February 3, 29014 outside Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. The cauldron will be lit during Opening Ceremonies Friday night, February 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Olympic volunteer walk past palm trees outside the Iceberg Skating Palace Monday, February 22,2014 at Sochi's OLympic Park. Competition begins Friday and Opening Ceremonies are Friday. Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A woman poses with the Olypic Rings whie exploring the Olympic Park in Sochi Monday, February 3, 2014, Opening Ceremonies are Friday, but some events begin Thursday in the mountains east of Sochi. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Olympic worker Yuriy Kurkin poses for photos with the Olympc rings Monday, February 3, 2014 in Olympic Park in Sochi Russia. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Norwegian biathlete Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen, left, trains as his coach records him at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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The Bolshoy Ice Dome is reflected in the roof of a car during final preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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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. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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A worker at the Ice Cube Curling Center cleans a window with a view of the Bolshoy Ice Dome during final preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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The Caucasus Mountains, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic outdoor snow sport and sliding track events, rise in the background as a woman takes a picture along the Black Sea outside the Olympic Park, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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The Caucasus Mountains, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic outdoor snow sport and sliding track events, rise in the background as a woman walks along the Black Sea outside the Olympic Park, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Tonya Panova, right, takes a picture of Mariya Shulzhenko at sunset along the Black Sea as Fisht Olympic Stadium, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony stands in the background, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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A home under construction is covered in decorate wrapping across from the Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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A snowcat alines snow at the ski jumping venue as preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics continue, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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A construction worker walks past a mural of a whale painted on the side of a building in the Olympic Park as the Caucasus Mountains, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic outdoor snow sport and sliding track events, rise in the background, at the Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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The ski jumping venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics is illuminated, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Itumeleng Pitso, center, watches the sunset with Thoneka Bongo, right, and Siyasanga Matthews, left, along the Black Sea outside the Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The trio came from South Africa to live in Sochi for a few months while working at a local restaurant during the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Olympic employees attend a flower ceremony rehearsal at the ski jumping venue as preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics continue, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Chris and Cathy Reed of Japan perform during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Tonya Panova, right, takes a picture of Mariya Shulzhenko at sunset along the Black Sea as Fisht Olympic Stadium, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony stands in the background, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Yan Han of China practices during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Jeremy Abbott of the U.S. practices during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Biathletes train at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Biathletes train at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Huang Xintong and Zheng Xun of China perform during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Chris and Cathy Reed of Japan perform during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Biathletes train at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Workers mix buckets of paint in Olympic Park as preparations take place for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Kevin Reynolds of Canada practices during a figure skating practice session at the Iceberg Skating Palace ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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