The Olympic Park is illuminated early Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, prior to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Photos: Athletes ready for Sochi

The athletes have arrived in Sochi, and they’re hitting the ice and snow to get in a few practice runs before the games officially begin.

People watch huge waves approaching the lighthouse outside the fishing village of Nazare, in the central coast of Portugal on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Many ports, most in in the north of the country, were closed due to the rough seas. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Photos: Top 10 things to see

This week’s collection includes Ukrainian opposition supporters making soup for their comrades and the Olympic rings in Sochi, Russia.

Two workers take a break at the Sanki Sliding Center, a venue for bobsleigh, skeleton and luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe

President Barack Obama says he believes the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will be safe and is not discouraging Americans from attending.