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Images of the Sochi Games

As the flame is extinguished here's a look back at some favorite memorable moments from the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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Fireworks explode over Fisht Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Cauldron Friday night, February 7, 2014, at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Artists perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Friday, February 7, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Five-year-old Sonia Virje from Siberia, cheers as the Russian Olympic Team prepares to enter the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Friday, February 7, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Friday, February 7, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Sweden's Jesper Tjader takes part in ski slopestyle training Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Rosa Kutor Extreme Park. Olympic competition opens on the slopestyle course Thursday with the men's and women's snowboard slopestyle. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboard athlete Jessika Jenson crashes on her first run Thursday, February 6, 2014 in snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Sochi Games. Jenson qualified for Sunday's semifinals. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Sweden's Sven Thorgren vaults a giant Russian nesting doll on the snowboard slopestyle course, Thursday, February 6, 2014, on the opening day of competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle is one of several new sports seeing their debut at the Sochi Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Justine Dufour-Lapointe, right, and her sister, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe celebrate together after taking Gold and Silver respecively at the Olympic Ladies' Moguls event Saturday, February 8, 2014t at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA's Bode MIller takes a jump on the Olympic men's downhill Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Russian figure skaters rush the podium Sunday, February 9, 2014, after winning the Gold Medal in the first ever figure skating team event at the Olympic Games in Sochi. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA's Bradley Wilson exited the Olympic Men's Moguls competition after this crash in the finals Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Teammate Patrick Deneen was the highest placing American, finishing 6th. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Iourl Podladtchikov of Switzerland, left, hugs his parents, Yurii and Valentina Podladtchikov after winning the Olympic Mens' Snowboard Halfpipe competition Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US Freestyle Skier Devin Logan on the first run of her silver medal winning day in Ladies' Ski Slopestyle competition Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg is hoisted by Norway's Staale Sandbech after Kotsenburg won the Gold Medal Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the first ever Olympic Snowboard Slopestyle competition. Kotsenburg's medal is the first to be handed out at the Sochi Olympic Games. Sandbech took the Silver Medal. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Canada's Sarah Reid on the track for her second qualifying run for Womens' Skeleton Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Reid is in 8th place after Thursday's two qualifying runs. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA's Noelle Pikus-Pace celebrates after winning the Silver Medal in Olympic Womens' Skeleton competition Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Jamaican Two-Man Bobsled team of Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon take JAM-1 down the track on their first qualifying run Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. The Jamaican team is in last place after two qualifying runs. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic celebrates on the podium after winning the Gold Medal in Ladies' Snowboard Cross Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA Ice Dancers Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani during their Free Skate Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA Ice Dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate their way to a Gold Medal win in Ice Dance Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Halfpipe skiers navigated snow, rain and fog during the Men's Ski Halfpipe competition Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Canada's Justin Dorey placed 12th. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Snowboarders Pierre Vaultier of France, right, and Alex Diebold of the USA celebrate their first (Vaultier) and third finishes in the Men's Snowboard Cross event Tuesday, February 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Olympic Champion Ted Ligety, left, leads a procession away from the podium area following the flower ceremony for the Men's Giant Slalom Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Following Ligety is Bronze medalist Steve Missilier of France. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Left to right, Armin Niederer of Switzerland, Jouni Pellinen of Finland, Scott Kneller of Australia and Thomas Borge Lie of Norway clear a jump together during their 1/8 final run in the Men's Ski Cross event Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US Players Anne Schleper, left, and Michelle Picard react as Canada players celebrate their 3-2 win in overtime in the Gold Medal game Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US players watch the Canadian flag raised above the US flag after Canada defeated the USA 3-2 in overtime in the Gold Medal game Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Mikaela Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colorado, celebrates on the podium after winning the Gold Medal in the Ladies' Slalom event Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Qualifying runs for the Four Man Bobsled event were held February 22, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The USA-1 bosled team looks on as the Russia-1 team takes the podium as Gold Medalists in the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. The US team took the Bronze Medal. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Children are surrounded but swirling papers during a tribute to Russian Literature during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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