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The U.S. is represented during opening ceremonies for the I Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, Jan. 25, 1924.

In preparation for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony Friday, here's a look at Olympic opening ceremonies through historical photographs, from the first Olympic Winter Games held in 1924 in Chamonix, France, to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.

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