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Vancouver awaits the Games!

Steve Russell/Staff Photographer

I seems a little strange to be in a Winter Olympic city and see people in shorts and umbrellas!

But the city seems to have embraced the games, especially as the Opening Ceremonies loom.

Keep an eye on the Blog later tonight and early this morning for Opening Ceremony pictures!

The flight across the country is always fun, especially flying over the mountains!

Strange sights seem to be the norm in Downtown Vancouver, some bobwheelers make their way through the downtown.

Even construction sites have wrapped themselves in the Maple Leaf!   

Umbrellas and Olympic themed window displays dominate Vancouver.

An umbrella protected pedestrian takes in an Omega Timing display from previous Olympics.  

Olympic fans watch an on ice presentation of Mascots on ice at the GE Plaza Ice Rink is under the dome at downtown Vancouver's Robson Square. 

The count down clock at Robson Square is a popular destination no matter what the weather or time. 

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