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Check out this incredible view of Sochi Olympic venues from space (Photo)

The Winter Olympics in Sochi have captivated audiences around the world, with various regions and countries finding their own special points of interest in the competition. But there's one truly global perspective of Sochi we haven't seen until now — a shot from the International Space Station orbiting Earth.

Below, check out a stunning shot of the coastal cluster, the center of the Sochi Games (via NBC and For The Win):

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Sochi from the stars (via NASA).

The really bright area there is Fisht Stadium, the site of the opening and closing ceremony. Oh, and if this look at the grounds in Sochi isn't your preferred size, take a look at the photo on Flickr in virtually any size, including a gigantic full-size image.

You can also take a look at a similar daytime shot of the coastal cluster from a slightly different angle taken by a satellite:

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Sochi Olympic coastal cluster as seen from satellite (DigitalGlobe).

If this is all a little much, here's a regular old map to help you figure out exactly where everything is in these photos:

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A map of the Sochi Olympic Games coastal culster (via Wikipedia).

The Olympics are obviously an international competition, but in the thick of competition, it can sometimes be a little difficult to keep perspective. Thankfully, these shots do the trick.

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