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A woman poses for with the Olympic rings in Olympic Park as preparations continue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
AP PHOTOS: A glimpse at Sochi ahead of the games
First Published Feb 05 2014 10:29 am • Last Updated Feb 07 2014 04:50 pm

A Japanese speedskater takes to the ice for a test race. Russian soldiers stand at attention during a welcome ceremony for the Olympic teams of Italy and the Netherlands. Volunteers sunbathe next to the cross country ski and biathlon track.

Here’s a look at preparations by athletes and organizers ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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