Photos of Sochi- the city, where the Olympic games will take place this year.
The Sochi Arboretum.
The sun falls below the sea
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Kids jump off an old concrete embankment
Just like any typical Jersey Shore town, there's a water park near the boardwalk.
Tourists play in "water walking balls" at the water park.
Kids and adults alike take turns jumping into the sea off a high dive.
The beaches aren't white sand, but they get the job done.
A girl jumps into the Black Sea off of a beachside high dive.
Even in 1973 (when this picture was taken), it was a bustling tourist town.
It's not all tourists. Around 350,000 people live there full time
Traffic has become an issue in recent years, according to Russian media, largely because of Olympic construction.
Dagomys is one of the nicest parts of Sochi
A typical house, on Leningradskaya Street.
A more expensive home in Dagomys, which was farmland until the 20th century.
The rest of Sochi from Dagomys, during a storm.
The top of Akhun Mountain — a lookout over Sochi where you can see Turkey on a clear day.
A small park on Pushkin Ave.
Palm trees dot the landscape by the coast — hardly what you'd expect at the Winter Olympics.
A shopping area just off the beach. More than one million Russians vacation in Sochi every summer.
The Breeze Hotel, with its retro construction.
The Caucasus Mountains sit just a short drive above Sochi.
A cruise ship steams around the Black Sea.
Construction of the Bolshoy Ice Dome in the middle of August.
The "coastal cluster" of Olympic venues, where most of the games will take place.