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Sochi in Pictures: Closing Ceremony

Russia wraps up the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics with dazzling performances and a handoff to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games.

Fireworks explode above the rings during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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Flag bearers enter the stadium during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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Flagbearers arrive holding national flags in the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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The Russian flag is brought into the arena by Russian athletes during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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U.S. Olympians enter the Fisht Stadium during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, third left, speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, third right, as gold medallist in the four-man bobsleigh Alexander Zubko, second right, looks on during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23. Former IOC President Jacques Rogge stands on left.

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Pianist Denis Matsuev, center, performs during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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Artists perform during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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Performers take part in the show during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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A circus caravan and performers during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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Performers take part in the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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Dancers perform a celebration of Russian ballet during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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Russian violinist Tatiana Samouil performs during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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Performers shine lights during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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South Korean artists perform during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23, in Sochi, Russia. Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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The three mascots of Sochi 2014, the Hare, the Polar Bear and the Leopard stsnd among performers during the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.

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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

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