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Sochi Opening Ceremony: Parade of Nations under way

Feb 7, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

With fireworks shooting into the sky above Fisht Olympic Stadium and the ongoing Parade of Nations inside the 40,000-seat venue, the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics is off to a colorful start.

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A fireworks display helps kick off tonight’s Opening Ceremony in Sochi. Photo: AP

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Women’s hockey star/flag bearer Hayley Wickenheiser leads Team Canada into Fisht Olympic Stadium. Photo: AP

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The Australians, led by flag bearer and snowboarder Alex Pullin, make their entrance. Photo: Reuters

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Flag bearer and Alpine skier Maria Hoefl-Riesch leads the Germans. Photo: AP

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