Women’s supercombined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso of the US, right, and Germany’s gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch carry their national flags at a flower ceremony at the Alpine ski venue at the Sochi Winter Olympics
Team USA huddles around the net before the game against Switzerland during the 2014 Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Sochi, Russia Read more
Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia Read more
Armin Zoeggeler of Italy takes a turn during a training session for the men’s singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Great Britain’s Billy Morgan during the Snowboard Men’s Slopestyle first qualifying heat during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia Read more
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In this photo provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations Kirov Branch press service, firefighters and emergency ministry employees watch burning tankers early on Wednesday, near Posdino in the Kirov region of Russia, about 800 km northeast of Moscow. Thirty-two tankers were derailed and 12 of them burnt. No casualties were reported. Read more
Shaun White, of the United States, takes a jump during a snowboard slopestyle training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The venue is host to the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which starts on Tuesday.
Course worker Svyatoslav Shirvel wears headphones and goggles during slopestyle snowboard training at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, Sochi
An anti-government protester stands at a road block in Kiev on Monday. Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Ukraine on Sunday in an attempt to wring new concessions from President Viktor Yanukovich, buoyed by pledges of support from Europe and the US.
Skiers reach the top of a mountain near the start of the men’s downhill ski course ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Read more