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Winter Olympics 2014: The best photos from Day 1 in Sochi

Each day during the 2014 Winter Olympics, we'll bring you some of the best photography from the Games. Here are a few of the best shots from the slopes, slides and rinks of Sochi on Day 1.

Seppe Smits of Belgium competes in men's slopestyle at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. This nesting doll was just hanging out in the middle of the course, in case you forgot the Olympics were in Russia. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mountains! Canada's Spencer O'Brien competes in ladies' slopestyle. (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)

No, we did not flip this photo. Seamus O'Connor of Ireland spun himself upside down, as snowboarders tend to do during competition, in men's slopestyle. (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)

Mao Asada of Japan practices at the Iceberg Skating Palace. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Alpine skiing doesn't start until later in the week, but Christof Innerhofer of Italy took a training run, and we got this terrifying/beautiful picture out of it. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

They're baaaaaaack: Winston Watts of the Jamaican bobsled team took a practice run at Sanki Sliding Center Thursday. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Japan ... well, let's say they're not expected to medal in women's hockey. But at least they're having fun. This was taken following their practice session at Shayba Arena. (Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Nicole Parks of Australia competes in ladies' moguls at Rosa Khutor. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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