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Olympic Photo Of The Day: Giant Head Edition

Scissor-lift platforms and banners create an urban landscape during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday.
Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA/Landov

Imagery from Russia's recent past – including the hammer and sickle that adorned the flag of the Soviet Union – is seen in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olympics Friday. The display came in a portion of the program describing Russia's industrial growth.

For more pictures and events from today, see our post covering the ceremony.