Social Media: MUST-SEE pictures from Sochi

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SOCHI —

The 2014 Winter Olympics begin Thursday and the Opening Ceremony is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday on Channel 11.

But the buzz around the Sochi Winter Games is already in full-swing.

Check out these awesome pictures that have already appeared on social media platforms.

https://twitter.com/Olympics/status/430780252378640384

https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/430776851229712385

https://twitter.com/KyleTress/status/430775723155263488

https://twitter.com/MattAntoine/status/430774409222434817

https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/430773094748549120

https://twitter.com/RussHenshaw/status/430771964035477504

https://twitter.com/hannahteter/status/430760942217854976

https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/430759806626832384

https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/430755954666119168

https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/430753736189693952

https://twitter.com/tb_burke/status/430749641710112768

https://twitter.com/BrianTHansen/status/430749473372127232

https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/430724358924140544