SOCHI SCENE: Romancing the stone

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- No, that ain't an Ikea tea kettle.

It's an Olympic curling stone in action. The blur behind it is Norway's Haavard Vad Petersson, and he's right in the middle of competition against Britain at the Sochi Games on Sunday.

Image courtesy of Associated Press photographer Morry Gash, who shot it with a telephoto lens at a slow shutter speed to capture the effect.

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