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Stunning View of Sochi Arena Captured from Space

<p>A satellite view shows Sochi's "coastal cluster" - the concentrated area of six arenas that will be the hub of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.</p>
A satellite view, released by Airbus Defence and Space, of the Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. The Olympic Park will be able to accommodate about 75,000 visitors when full, and all the ice arenas will be within walking distance of one other. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on Feb. 7.
A satellite view, released by Airbus Defence and Space, of the Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. The Olympic Park will be able to accommodate about 75,000 visitors when full, and all the ice arenas will be within walking distance of one other. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics that start on Feb. 7.AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE / AFP - Getty Images

A satellite view shows Sochi's "coastal cluster" - the concentrated area of six arenas along the Black Sea that will be the hub of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. For the past eight years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has transformed the coastal landscape to suit the Winter Games at a cost of about $50 billion, making this the most expensive Olympics yet. The Olympic Park will be able to accommodate about 75,000 visitors when full, and all ice arenas will be within walking distance of one other. The opening ceremony for this year's games will be held on Feb. 7.