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Opening Ceremony kicks off Olympics

Published On: Feb 07 2014 12:41:42 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2014 02:40:13 PM EST

The 2014 Winter Olympics officially started Friday with an Opening Ceremony featuring fireworks, thousands of athletes and one malfunctioning Olympic ring.

Fisht Olympic Stadium fireworks, Opening Ceremony
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Marko Djurica/Reuters

Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park and Fisht Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7, 2014.

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