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Sochi fireworks rehearsals go off with a bang

Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park during the rehearsal of the opening ceremony Photo: REUTERS

Rehearsals for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony suggest the event will get off to an extravagant start when it opens in Sochi later this week.

People look at a fountain at the base of the Olympic cauldron as preparations continue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Credit: Reuters
A dramatic display above the Olympic Park. Credit: Reuters
Lit fountains are seen at the base of the Olympic cauldron at the Olympic Park during the two-hour rehearsals. Credit: Reuters
The Games' Russian hosts test the fireworks display ahead of the opening night on February 7. Credit: Reuters
Loud music and light displays dominated the rehearsals/ Credit: Reuters