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For Some in Sochi, Olympics Is No Game (Photo Essay)

A bird’s-eye view showing the recently completed neighborhood of Nekrasovka bordering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. Thomas Peter
See the Photo Gallery: For Some in Sochi, Olympics Is No Game

Spending on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is expected to pass $50 billion, and the games are a priority for President Vladimir Putin, who wants to use them to showcase the country's modern face to the world. But locals have expressed concern about various difficulties they are facing as the city gears up for the Olympics, ranging from disruption to a local water supply, to damage to housing. These photos illustrate some local grievances.

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