On Sunday, the 2014 Olympics come to a close in Sochi, Russia, where music, dance performances, and fireworks paid tribute to this year's athletes one last time. As promised by the closing ceremony's creative director, Konstantin Ernst, the event had an art-house feel, with more low-key performances than those found in this year's opening ceremony. Performances celebrating Russian ballet and literature paid tribute to the country's rich history, and a sense of humor even came into play when dancers reenacted the snowflake malfunction from the opening ceremony. The Sochi bear also made another appearance alongside the other Olympic mascots for a bright, fireworks-filled finale. Take a look at all the best pictures from the Sochi closing ceremony.
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