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Opening Ceremony kicks off Olympics

POSTED: 11:41 AM CST Feb 07, 2014    UPDATED: 01:40 PM CST Feb 07, 2014 

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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