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It Finally Looked Like Winter At The Sochi Olympics And It Was Beautiful (PHOTOS)

02/18/2014 11:50 pm ET

On the eleventh day, it snowed.

After sunny skies and warm temperatures had made Sochi seem more like a city that could vie to host the Summer Olympics than one currently hosting the Winter Olympics, snow finally came to Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Tuesday. The start of the second run of the women's giant slalom was actually delayed about 15 minutes by the falling snow. Later, the freestyle skiing men's halfpipe finals would take place amid the flurries.

Here are 25 captivating images of the snow falling on the Sochi Games:

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Kentaro Tsuda of Japan competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Qualification on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: (FRANCE OUT) David Wise of the USA wins the gold medal during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Aaron Blunck of the United States competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: (FRANCE OUT) Mike Riddle of Canada wins the silver medal during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: (FRANCE OUT) Mike Riddle of Canada wins the silver medal during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Slippers clean the halfpipe before the the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: (FRANCE OUT) David Wise of the USA wins the gold medal during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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    A TV cameraman works under heavy snowfall during the Men's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Noah Bowman of Canada competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    Bronze Medallist, France's Kevin Rolland competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: (FRANCE OUT) Ambiance during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Kevin Rolland of France competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Qualification on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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    Finland's Antti-Jussi Kemppainen competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Mike Riddle of Canada practices ahead of the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Benoit Valentin of France competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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    Canada's Noah Bowman competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Mike Riddle of Canada competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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    France's Kevin Rolland competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Lyndon Sheehan of New Zealand competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Antti-Jussi Kemppainen of Finland competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Noah Bowman of Canada competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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    France's Kevin Rolland competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Josiah Wells of New Zealand competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: Mike Riddle of Canada competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Finals on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: David Wise of the United States competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Halfpipe Qualification on day eleven of the 2014 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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