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Participants in a flashmob marking the start of the 500-day countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics form a giant figure representing Winter Olympic Alpi

Tuesday September 25, 03:11 PM
Participants in a flashmob marking the start of the 500-day countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics form a giant figure representing Winter Olympic Alpine sport during celebrations in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Russia celebrated the 500-day countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Tuesday with a series of nationwide events and the launch of a new slogan - "Hot. Cool. Yours." This will be the first time Russia hosts the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Igor Yakunin)