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Russia Pokes Fun At Itself During Closing Ceremony By Recreating Infamous Fifth Ring Fail

Guess that fifth ring's pretty stubborn, huh?

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As the closing ceremony began in Sochi, a group of performers stepped onto the stage to create a human version of the Olympic rings.

The Associated Press

But, just as in the opening ceremony, the fifth ring just couldn't seem to open itself up.

Closing ceremony.
Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters

Closing ceremony.

Opening ceremony.
David Gray/Reuters

Opening ceremony.

Oh, wait! There they go!

Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters

Very clever, Russia. Very clever.

Issei Kato / Reuters

Putin approves.

Ria Novosti / Reuters
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