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SOCHI SCENE: Lighting the torch

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Photo - The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — AP photographer Darron Cummings captures the moment the Olympic Cauldron is lit, signifying the launch of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. The lighting officially kicks of the series of 98 competitions featuring 3,000 athletes.

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