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Russia Cleans Up Olympic Host City Sochi After Flooding

Russia deployed 1,780 emergency-service workers to clear floods in the Sochi region as the Black Sea resort prepares to hosts the Winter Olympics.

The task force pumped out water from waterlogged homes and reinforced roads and river banks in low-lying areas, according to a government statement. The subtropical city will host Russia’s first winter games from Feb. 7-23.