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Putin's Sochi Games to close, Russia top medals

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Sochi's $50 billion Olympics close on Sunday with Russia hailing a Games closely wrapped up in the image of President Vladimir Putin and the country seizing first place in the medals table. 

Russia's Maxim Vylegzhanin, Alexander Legkov and Ilia Chernousov, who won the men's 50km cross country race, celebrate during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014

Russia guaranteed top spot after a clean sweep of the men's 50km cross country race thanks to Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov.

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