Why There Are Palm Trees at the Sochi Winter Olympics

Wireless operator OAO MegaFon camouflaged some of its base stations as palm trees. Photographer: OAO MegaFon

As tourists and athletes start to arrive at the Winter Olympics in Russia, they may be surprised by the 46 degree temperature and palm trees situated around the streets. While Sochi's subtropical climate can support palms year-round, not all of the trees are real.

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