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Toughest job in Sochi: cauldron maintenance worker

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: A general view of atmosphere around the Olympic Cauldron on Day 2 of the 2014 Winter …

While most visitors to the iconic, towering Olympic cauldron spend their time figuring out how to take a distinctive selfie, a few hardy souls actually have to trek up the hundreds of feet to the torch's apex. Behold this photo captured by IMG's David Baden:

We're not sure what that guy's doing up there, but we're definitely sure we don't want his job.


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