Photo of the Day: 2014 Winter Olympics

Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the begining of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014 in Sochi. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV        (Photo: Alexanander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: 2014 Winter Olympics

Shani Davis, Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams and more prepare to compete at the Sochi games.

Published February 7, 2014

Just after the sun set on the Caucus Mountains at 8:14 p.m. on Feb. 6, the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi kicked off with a celebration of host country Russia, boasting songs of Russian pride and an ode to Russian heroes.

Although the opening highlighted Russian history, traditions like colorful fireworks, the lighting of the two Olympic torches and the parade of nations bonded nations across the world, boosting excitement for the games, which started on Feb. 7 at 11 a.m.

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(Photo: Alexanander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Written by Dominique Zonyéé

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