- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

The Olympic flame has been the backdrop for numerous tourist photos during the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

AP Photographer David Goldman has been keeping a close eye on the cauldron. As the Winter Games wind down, here is a collection of Goldman’s photos of this symbol of the Olympic spirit.

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