SOCHI SCENE: Fans wear their colors on cheeks

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Photo - In this combination of photos taken between Feb. 9 and Feb. 13, 2014, spectators at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, show their national pride with face paint. (AP Photo)
In this combination of photos taken between Feb. 9 and Feb. 13, 2014, spectators at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, show their national pride with face paint. (AP Photo)
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Winter Games fans can usually show their team colors with several layers of clothing, including scarves, mittens and coats. With the warm temperatures at these Olympics, a cooler way to show national pride is on your face.

Check out this image of 12 painted faces from around Sochi, where the white, blue and red of Russia is by far the most popular combination, although you can find an occasional Canadian maple leaf or a rising sun of Japan.

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Associated Press reporters will be filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: http://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

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