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US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights

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US authorities announced a temporary ban Thursday preventing travelers from bringing any liquids, gels or aerosols aboard Russia-bound flights amid a security threat to the upcoming Winter Games. 

The Olympic rings are pictured at the Olympic Park on February 6, 2014

The US Transportation Security Administration directive came a day after Washington warned American and foreign airlines that extremists may place explosive materials in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes in an attempt to disrupt the Olympics in the Russian resort of Sochi.

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