The Sochi Network

Bizarre loos, big drops and leaning houses: Best photos from Sochi

The most expensive Olympics of all time - with a rumoured $50 billion price tag - is now under way in the Russian resort of Sochi.

But as ever with the Games, things haven't been completely smooth: there have been some weird, wonderful and wacky things going on in already, so we decided to collect some of the best and funniest pictures from the event so far.

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AWKWARD

AWKWARD - A two-toilet double stall is seen in the lobby of a media hotel as preparations continue for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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WEIRD

WEIRD - The walls of a toilet are decorated with a mountain panorama wallpaper and skis on the floor at the "Red Fox" restaurant in the winter sport resort of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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WHOOPS

WHOOPS - A man looks at a residential house that started leaning after a tunnel collapse in the Russian Black sea resort of Sochi. The house, unnoccupied at the time, began leaning after a tunnel on a nearby road construction project fell in.

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STUNNING

STUNNING - A general view of the accommodation at the athletes village in Rosa Khutor as preparations continue for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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OMINOUS

OMINOUS - A member of the Russian military walks past a rocket launcher near residential houses next to the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi.

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HALF-HEARTED?

HALF-HEARTED? - Workers paint a Sochi sign at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near where the Winter Olympic Games are taking place.

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GLORIOUS

GLORIOUS - Sweden's snowboarder Sven Thorgren goes off a jump during snowboard slopestyle training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor.

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MAGNIFICENT

MAGNIFICENT - Course workers look at Switzerland's Martina Koch speeding down the track during the women's luge World Cup at the "Sanki" sliding center in the winter sport resort of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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WHAT?

WHAT? - A photographer puts a python on a sunbather for a snapshot on a beach outside Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi. Photographing with exotic animals such as snakes, parrots, monkeys and alligators is popular among holiday-makers at the Black Sea coast of Russia.

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FLYING

FLYING - Snowboarders sail off jumps during snowboard slopestyle training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor.

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STERN

STERN - A warning sign describes the rules for walking on the snow as snow cannons are in use at the Russki Gorki center where the Olympic ski jumping and Nordic combined events will take place in Rosa Khutor near Sochi.

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DANGEROUS

DANGEROUS - Kim Jun Ho (L) of South Korea crashes during practice at the Adler Arena in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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CUTE?

CUTE? - Russian President Vladimir Putin strokes a Persian leopard during his visit to the Persian Leopard Breeding and Rehabilitation Centre in the Sochi national park.

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MASCOTS

MASCOTS - Women in traditional Russian costumes wait for the prize-giving ceremony after the two-men bobsleigh test event at the "Sanki" sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.