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Olympic Games Kick Off with Art, Fashion, Dance

A view of the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics at the 35,000-seater Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Feb. 10.
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A view of the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics at the 35,000-seater Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Feb. 10.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.