AP PHOTOS: Olympic flame at center stage in Sochi

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The Olympic flame is lit during a test in the Olympic Park for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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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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