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The most stunning photos from the Sochi Games

During the Sochi Winter Olympics there have been some spectacular and incredible shots from the action and the surrounding facilities.

From the crazy stunts of the snowboarding to the graceful beauty of the figure skating, this Games has had it all.

Visually stunning, these photos help capture the very best of what was a successful and enjoyable Games in Sochi.

STUNNING

STUNNING - Fireworks explode after the Olympic Cauldron is been lit during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

SPECTACULAR

SPECTACULAR - Fireworks explode over the Olympic Park during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

NICE JOKE

CHEEKY JOKE - Performers form the Olympic rings during a show at the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

OPENING OOPS

OPENING OOPS - Four out of five Olympic rings are seen lit up during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

BLURRY

BLURRY - Irene Wust of the Netherlands skates to first place during the women's 3,000 metres speed skating race at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

CARNAGE

CARNAGE - Sweden's Anna Holmlund (green bib), Canada's Kelsey Serwa (red bib), Austria's Katrin Ofner (blue bib) and Switzerland's Fanny Smith (yellow bib) competes during the women's freestyle skiing skicross semi-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor.

PUTIN

COOL CAT - Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the cross country skiing men's relay during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center near Krasnaya Polyana.

SOARING

SOARING - Sarah Hendrickson of the U.S. soars through the air in her trial jump during the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor.

CHASE IS ON

CHASE IS ON - Kazakhstan's Nurbergen Zhumagaziyev (C) passes between J.R. Celski (R) and Eduardo Alvarez (front L) of the U.S. who both fell, and South Korea's Park Se-yeong and South Korea's Lee Ho-suk (back L), during the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating relay semi-final event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

JUMP AROUND

JUMP AROUND - France's Deborah Anthonioz, Faye Gulini of the USA, Austria's Maria Ramberger, France's Nelly Moenne Loccoz and Eva Samkova (L-R) of the Czech Republic compete during the women's snowboard cross semi-finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor.

WHAT A REACTION

WHAT A REACTION - Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu reacts with Japan figure skating coach Yoshiko Kobayashi in the "kiss and cry" area during the Figure Skating Men's Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

CRAZY OUTFIT

CRAZY OUTFIT - Katie Uhlaender of the U.S. gets ready during a women's skeleton training session at the Sanki sliding center in Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, near Soch.

NICE GESTURE

NICE GESTURE - Second-placed Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (L) of Canada and her sister, first-placed Justine Dufour-Lapointe (R), hold hands during the flower ceremony for the women's freestyle skiing moguls event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor.