Spoiler alert: pictures from Sochi's official opening ceremony

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Spoiler alert: pictures from Sochi's official opening ceremony

With the official opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi just around the corner, several photos and videos showing rehearsals of what is going to take place tonight have appeared on social media.

Euronews selected some of the best to give you a taste of what to expect from the event.

Fireworks rehearsal

t.A.T.u. warming up

Female pop duo t.A.T.u. will perform at the Sochi Olympics’ opening ceremony. Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova will sing their biggest international hit, “Not Gonna Get Us” Russian media report. In Russian language, their name means “this girl loves that girl.”

Olympic Flame

Fireworks display over Olympic Park

t.A.T.u. – Nas Ne Dogonyat

Operatic soprano Anna Netrebko, 42, will perform the Olympic anthem at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Netrebko holds dual Austrian and Russian citizenship and resides in New York City. She is a star of the classical music scene and has performed at many of the world’s major opera houses in her 16-year career.

Anna Netrebko “Il bacio” by Arditi

Russian Army — Get lucky cover (Daft Punk)

Rehearsal photos