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Photos: Building Sochi's Olympic village

Updated 6:33 PM ET, Fri January 24, 2014
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The satellite image company DigitalGlobe and Google Earth have provided a look at the transformation of the location of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Look at how the area, known as the "Coastal Cluster" has been transformed for the games. Here you can see the area where the Olympic Village will be built as it it appeared in April 2005. Courtesy DigitalGlobe/Google Earth
Sochi as it appeared in September 2007. Courtesy DigitalGlobe
In March 2010, the initial ground work for the future Olympic Village and venues can be seen. Courtesy DigitalGlobe/Google Earth
By September 2011, construction was well underway. Courtesy DigitalGlobe/Google Earth
In this photo from March 2013, the buildings that will become Olympic venues can be clearly seen. Courtesy DigitalGlobe/Google Earth
From the top center, going clockwise: the large rectangular building is the Adler Arena Skating Center, the smaller squarish building is a training rink for figure skating, then the Iceberg Skating Palace, the round dome near the bottom center is the Fisht Olympic Stadium, and the smaller white-topped building is the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Courtesy DigitalGlobe/Google Earth
A wider view of the area is seen on January 2. Courtesy DigitalGlobe/Google Earth