Boycotts, a bear mascot, and a powerful head of state. Some things don't change.
Including a fancy new $8.7 billion rail line.
Russia's unarmed, heavily costumed guards may look intimidating, but their actual power is pretty limited.
Animal activists estimate that thousands of dogs have been killed under the government's Olympics-motivated crackdown.
Tropical flora is all over the coastal parts of Sochi, and visitors are taking notice.
Canadians are not impressed with their hockey team's accommodations.
The former Soviet dictator loved vacationing in the coastal resort town.
Local officials see extermination as the most efficient method, though it's controversial among activists.
Days from the opening ceremonies, constructions crews are still at work on hotels, shops, and sidewalks.
Poor planning led to overheated stations and overcrowded platforms.
NJ Transit and the MTA, all on one diagram.
Portraits of cigarette users in hospitals, washing windows, and in front of 'No Smoking' signs.
Performed on a London rooftop.
The country is deploying 50,000 soldiers and police for the Games.
Chris Christie described it as "the ugliest damn building" in the state, "and maybe America."
The public transit map Theodore Twombly would have used to get around.
Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of São Paulo this weekend.
Guides for prospectors, circa 1848.