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Matt Dunham, Associated Press
Under orange lighting, gold medallist Sven Kramer of the Netherlands walks through a crowd of cheering fans after winning the gold in the men's 5,000-meter speedskating race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Kramer set a new Olympic record in the race.

The first full day of the Sochi Games was an action-packed one — no matter how you look at it. Check out the best photos of the day from the Associated Press.

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