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Sochi's Last-Minute Race To The Olympics

Just before the Winter Olympics open on February 7, many facilities in the Russian host city of Sochi remain unfinished. Workers are under pressure to clear construction rubble, fix sewer systems, and pave the streets before the games begin.

An employee sprays grass seed in front of the Bolshoi Ice Dome at the Olympic Park in Sochi on February 4.
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An employee sprays grass seed in front of the Bolshoi Ice Dome at the Olympic Park in Sochi on February 4.

Construction materials remain in an unpaved area in front of the media village in Krasnaya Polyana on February 2.
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Construction materials remain in an unpaved area in front of the media village in Krasnaya Polyana on February 2.

Workers sit next to a pile of rubble in the media village.
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Workers sit next to a pile of rubble in the media village.

Ongoing construction work in the Krasnaya Polyana neighborhood
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Ongoing construction work in the Krasnaya Polyana neighborhood

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Workers walk through an unfinished shopping mall on February 2.
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Workers walk through an unfinished shopping mall on February 2.

Construction trucks are parked next to the Gorki media center.
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Construction trucks are parked next to the Gorki media center.

Work is under way on an underground pipe in the village of Esto Sadok, part of greater Sochi.
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Work is under way on an underground pipe in the village of Esto Sadok, part of greater Sochi.

A construction worker clears rubble in one of Sochi's media villages.
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A construction worker clears rubble in one of Sochi's media villages.

Plastic-covered furniture in the bar area of an unfinished hotel
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Plastic-covered furniture in the bar area of an unfinished hotel

Trash covers a sidewalk in the mountain media village in Esto Sadok.
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Trash covers a sidewalk in the mountain media village in Esto Sadok.

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