The best, worst and weirdest moments from the Sochi Olympics

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Hard to believe, but the Sochi Olympics are halfway over. Dozens of medals have been handed out, and the games have already delivered one unforgettable moment after another.

Here’s a quick look at the best, the worst and the most bizarre from the Black Sea.

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Accidental #SochiSelfie officially goes viral

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A woman attempting to take a picture with her point-and-shoot camera at Thursday’s Russia—Slovenia men’s hockey game in Sochi has become one of the viral hits of the 2014 Winter Olympics. In the process, the woman took an unintentional selfie in a moment that was captured and shared around the world.

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What a game! U.S. defeats rival Russia in men’s hockey shootout

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Russia and the U.S. put on an Olympic game for the ages on Saturday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, engaging in a thrilling affair that ended with four — yes, four — T.J. Oshie shootout goals as the Americans beat the Russians 3-2.

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Girls rule: Women bringing home the medals at Sochi

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The women of Team USA have been carrying America’s Olympic dreams. On Thursday, a medal-stand sweep at slopestyle skiing started a comeback for the guys.

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Wow! Sochi’s Olympic lights look dazzling from space

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The International Space Station’s astronauts are snapping fantastic pictures of the Sochi Olympics from 260 miles away.

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Shuffled up: Iouri Podladtchikov dethrones Shaun White in halfpipe

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Shaun White entered Tuesday’s halfpipe contest as the odds-on favorite for a third straight gold medal, which would have made him the first American male to win three straight gold medals.

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Going Down! British Bobsledder Has Close Call with Elevator

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It was one thing when reporters complained about their hotel rooms in Sochi. Now, the athletes are running into problems, too.

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Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Breaks Through Locked Door

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Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn used his training unconventionally Saturday, after he got locked inside a bathroom at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Russia Welcomes the World in Dazzling Opening Ceremony

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Russia raised the curtain Friday on its $50 billion Winter Games, seizing the world stage with a dazzling display of color and cultural pride that welcomed 3,000 athletes to its gleaming new Olympic stadium.

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Russian Police Choir performs ‘Get Lucky’ at Opening Ceremony

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Members of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir perform a rousing rendition of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ before Friday’s Opening Ceremony.

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Plane from Ukraine Grounded in Istanbul After Bomb Threat

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Turkish security officials searched a passenger plane at an Istanbul airport after a bomb threat was made and a passenger demanded to fly to Sochi, Russia, where the Winter Olympics got underway Friday.

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Flashback: Opening Ceremonies through the years

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The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. A lot has changed since then. Those 1924 Games weren’t even called Olympics - they were the ‘Winter Sports Week.’ And the Opening Ceremony was a low-tech affair compared to the complex theatricality that marks the modern Opening Ceremonies of today.

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John Kerry to Ann Curry: I Would Let My Daughter Go to Sochi Olympics

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Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Americans attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi should be “vigilant,” but he would let his own daughter go despite security concerns.

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TSA Issues Liquid Ban for Russia Flights

Bringing a restriction on the few flights from the US to Russia into line with the rule that Russia itself imposed earlier this week, the TSA is imposing a temporary new ban on most aerosols, gels, powders, and liquids in carry-ons.

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Russian Deputy P.M. on LGBT Laws: ‘Please Do Not Touch Kids’

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The deputy prime minister of Russia said Thursday that gay Olympians and fans have nothing to worry about but added: “Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing.”

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