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Annie Barrett•@EWAnnieBarrett and Mandi Bierly•@EWMandiBierly
Posted on February 7, 2014 at 9:00pm EDT
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The Olympic ring on the far right just had to be a special snowflake.
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This momentary high five/double thumbs up confusion between Shaun White and a polar bear.
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Team USA! Some of the U.S. athletes referred to the festivities as the Opening Sweatermony.
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Antonio Pardo, 43, Venezuela's sole athlete in Sochi, is also its best skipper.
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Mexican skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe-Langenburg is 55 years old and competing in his sixth Olympics. He'll be wearing this outfit. He's also a pop singer and a prince. He's already won.
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Alpine skier Tina Weirather
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Oh, now you wanna dance, now that Russia is about to come out.
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Actual Russian architecture
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Our 11-year-old tour guide, Liza Temnikova, was injured as some point rehearsing for the ceremony. This scene?
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It was the most dramatic wave we'll ever see.
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This pizza bagel pogo ball seemed fun. (Runner-up: scurrying teapot.)
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The avant-garde Russian Revolution segment set to ''Time, Forward!'' (Runner-up: Whatever music was played during the Olympic sport constellation star show.)
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Hipster dance party
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The ''Dove of Peace'' performed to Swan Lake, which is apparently teeming with jellyfish.
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Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina of t.A.T.u.
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The animal kingdom
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Former pairs figure skater Irina Rodnina and hockey star Vladislav Tretiak, who've each won three Olympic gold medals, had a long way to jog to light the cauldron after inheriting the torch from medal-winning rhythmic gymnast Alina Kabayeva (who's allegedly romancing Russian President Vladimir Putin).