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Sochi Olympic Games Day 18

Photos from the Closing Day of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Fireworks inside the Fisht Stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Russia swept the podium for the Men's 50km Mass Start event Sunday and medals were presented to the athletes during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fireworks over the Bolshoy Arena following the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Performers in a scene inspired by the artist Marc Chagall's fantasy world during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Soloist Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Pianos fill the stage at the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Pianos fill the stage for the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A segment paid 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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Performers pay tribute to the circus culture during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games was held Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US Hockey team member Julie Chu waves the American Flag during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Soloist Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2 during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Members of the Bolshoi and Marlinski ballet companies take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazetted

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Members of the Bolshoi and Marlinski ballet companies take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazetted

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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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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The USA- 1 Bobsled team, including driver Steven Holcomb (in sled) celebrate in the finish area of the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. The USA-1 sled took the Bronze Medal. 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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The USA- 1 Bobsled team, including driver Steven Holcomb, front, celebrate as they enter the finish area of the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. The USA-1 sled took the Bronze Medal. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Russia- 1 Bobsled team celebrates in the finish area of the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Russia took the Gold Medal. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA- 1 Bobsled driver Steven Holcomb checks out his Bronze Medal on the podium of the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA- 1 driver Steven Holcomb and Curtis Tomasevicz together on the podium following their Bronze Medal finish in the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA-1 Bobsled team members, clockwise from left, Steven Holcomb, Steve Langton, Christopher Vogt, and Curtis Tomasevicz pose with their Bronze Medals following the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Members of Team Canada pose for a photo with their gold medals after the gold medal men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 in the game. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Canada forward Jonathan Toews skates around the rink waving the Canadian flag after Canada beat Sweden 3-0 in the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Team Sweden awaits their silver medals after losing 3-0 to Canada in the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Fireworks inside the Fisht Stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Russia swept the podium for the Men's 50km Mass Start event Sunday and medals were presented to the athletes during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Fireworks over the Bolshoy Arena following the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Performers in a scene inspired by the artist Marc Chagall's fantasy world during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Soloist Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Pianos fill the stage at the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Pianos fill the stage for the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A segment paid 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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Performers pay tribute to the circus culture during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games was held Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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US Hockey team member Julie Chu waves the American Flag during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Soloist Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2 during the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Members of the Bolshoi and Marlinski ballet companies take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazetted

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Members of the Bolshoi and Marlinski ballet companies take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazetted

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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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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Sunday, February 23, 2014. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The USA- 1 Bobsled team, including driver Steven Holcomb (in sled) celebrate in the finish area of the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. The USA-1 sled took the Bronze Medal. 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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The USA- 1 Bobsled team, including driver Steven Holcomb, front, celebrate as they enter the finish area of the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. The USA-1 sled took the Bronze Medal. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Russia- 1 Bobsled team celebrates in the finish area of the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Russia took the Gold Medal. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA- 1 Bobsled driver Steven Holcomb checks out his Bronze Medal on the podium of the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA- 1 driver Steven Holcomb and Curtis Tomasevicz together on the podium following their Bronze Medal finish in the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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USA-1 Bobsled team members, clockwise from left, Steven Holcomb, Steve Langton, Christopher Vogt, and Curtis Tomasevicz pose with their Bronze Medals following the Four Man Bobsled event Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Sochi Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men

Members of Team Canada pose for a photo with their gold medals after the gold medal men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 in the game. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men

Canada forward Jonathan Toews skates around the rink waving the Canadian flag after Canada beat Sweden 3-0 in the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men

Team Sweden awaits their silver medals after losing 3-0 to Canada in the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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