Artists perform during a ceremony to mark one year to the start of 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Russia on Thursday marked the one-year countdown to the Sochi Games, which are considered a matter of national pride and a priority for President Putin. The countdown celebrations culminated later Thursday in a star-studded ice show at one of the Olympic arenas, attended by Putin and IOC President Jacques Rogge.
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Date: Feb 07, 2013