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SOCHI SCENE: Casting a shadow

A fan wearing an United States flag arrives at the women's downhill competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) Unusual photo alert: Associated Press photographer Charlie Riedel captures a fan wrapped in an American flag arriving at the ski venue of the Sochi Olympics.

Note something missing all around him: snow.

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