Best of the 2014 Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony

Farewell, Sochi! Russia closes Winter Games with a party, as athletes celebrate 17 days of sport-driven global unity.The ceremony features a parade of flag bearers and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame.

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US nordic flag bearer, ice hockey player Julie Chu enters the stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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A performer floats through the sky as she takes part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014.
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The polar bear mascot extinguishes the Olympic Flame during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Fireworks explode over Olympic Park during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Dancers perform during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Dancers form the Olympic rings during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Performers takes part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014.
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artists perform during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Ballet dancers take part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014.
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A military band perform during the closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A rowing boat moves across the arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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A rowing boat moves across the arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Flag bearer escorts stand during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Dancers form the Olympic rings during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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A performer takes part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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The cauldron is seen lit with the Olympic flame during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Athletes enter the arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Athletes from left: Iran, Ireland, Iceland,Uzbekistan and Turkey carry their national flags as they take part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Hockey player Julie Chu of the United States enters with the flag during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Pre-show performance by the Kuban Cossack Choir during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Dancers perform during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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A dancer performs during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Dancers perform at the start of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Flag bearers parade ahead of athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Athletes from Japan enjoy the atmosphere during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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(L-R) Former President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge and Claudia Bach are greeted by President of Russia Vladimir Putin during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Alpine skiier Hubertus von Hohenlohe of Mexico enters during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Team Canada enters the arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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A general view as "The Magic of Circus" is performed during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Australian athletes enter during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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A Russian military drum band performs during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Pre-show perfomance during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Performers take part in the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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Young actors perform at the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014.
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