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The 33 Most Awe-Inspiring Photos From The Sochi Winter Olympics

Sometime things are even more beautiful when you freeze them.

1. Performers dance during the opening ceremonies.

2. Silje Norendal of Norway trains before the opening ceremonies.

3. John Fairbairn of Canada practices before the opening ceremonies.

4. A member of the Japanese speedskating team laces up before a training session.

5. Eric Frenzel of Germany celebrates his gold medal in the Nordic combined event.

6. View of the Rosa Khutor mogul course during the women's moguls final.

7. Serayin Wiesker of Switzerland practices before the opening ceremonies.

8. The U.S. women's hockey team huddles before a game against Canada.

9. Sandra Robatscher of Italy makes a run during the women's luge singles competition.

10. Olga Graf of Russia competes during the women's 3,000-meter speedskating event.

11. Emily Cook of the United States practices before the women's freestyle skiing aerials finals.

12. Sisters Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada hold hands after winning silver and gold in the women's moguls competition.

13. Scotty James of Australia reacts during the men's snowboard slopestyle semifinals.

14. Magnus Hovdal Moan, Haavard Klemetsen, Magnus Krog, and Joergen Graabak of Norway celebrate their gold medal after the Nordic combined men's team 4x5-kilometer.

15. Shaun White of the United States crashes in the snowboard men's halfpipe finals.

16. Danielle Scott of Australia practices before the women's freestyle skiing aerials event.

17. The Norwegian women's speedskating team practices before the opening ceremonies.

18. Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada competes in the figure skating team women's short program.

19. Ida Ingemarsdotter, Emma Wiken, Charlotte Kalla, and Anna Haag of Sweden win the gold medal in the women's 4x5-kilometer relay.

20. A performer dances during the opening ceremonies.

21. Lydia Lassila of Australia jumps in the women's freestyle skiing aerials qualification.

22. Alexandra Orlova of Russia practices before the women's freestyle skiing aerials qualification.

23. T.J. Oshie of the United States shoots during a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski of Russia in the men's ice hockey preliminary round.

24. Felix Loch of Germany wins gold in the men's luge singles event.

25. A skier makes her way to the start area as training is restricted due to bad weather.

26. Shane Dobbin of New Zealand competes in the men's 10,000-meter speedskating event.

27. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy compete in the figure skating ice dance free dance.

28. Annalisa Drew of the United States crashes in the freestyle skiing ladies' ski halfpipe finals.

29. Alexander Legkov of Russia reacts after winning gold in the men's 50-kilometer mass start free cross-country event.

30. Sandra Naeslund of Sweden, Karolina Riemen-Zerebecka of Poland, Ophelie David of France, and Jenny Owens of Australia compete in the freestyle skiing women's ski cross quarter final.

31. Krystyna Palka of Poland competes during the women's 4x6-kilometer relay.

32. Henrik Lundqvist celebrates after beating Finland in the men's ice hockey semifinals.

33. Dancers perform during the closing ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium.