AP PHOTOS: Olympic flame at center stage in Sochi

AP PHOTOS: Olympic flame at center stage in Sochi

The Olympic flame has been the backdrop for numerous tourist photos during the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

AP Photographer David Goldman has been keeping a close eye on the cauldron. As the Winter Games wind down, here is a collection of Goldman's photos of this symbol of the Olympic spirit.

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