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Sochi Olympics

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A worker dangles from the Olympic cauldron as preparations take place for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which begin on Friday

Nikolay Petshak carries the Olympic torch as he leads a group of members of local winter swimming clubs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay in Krasnoyarsk

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Nikolay Petshak carries the Olympic torch as he leads members of local winter swimming clubs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay in the waters of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin holds the torch of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games after landing near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan. Three astronauts returned to Earth, after 66 days aboard the International Space Station, bringing the Olympic torch back after a historic space walk.

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The Olympic torch, held by Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, returns to Earth after 66 days aboard the International Space Station ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The satellite landed near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan.