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9 Photos of Sad Russian Hockey Fans in Sochi

A Russian supporter reacts during the Men's Ice Hockey Play-offs Quarterfinals match between Finland and Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. Finland won 3-1.     AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images) Sad fan.

The Russian men's hockey team was under tremendous pressure to win Olympic gold on home ice in Sochi, but they were shaky in the preliminary round and earlier today were eliminated by Finland in the quarterfinals. The photo of a sad Vladimir Putin floating around the internet this morning wasn't actually taken today. But these pictures, of distraught Russians fans either at the game or following along in Olympic Park, were.

And just because, here's a bonus photo of the Sochi Olympics' bear mascot:

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Photos: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/2014 AFP; Martin Rose/2014 Getty Images; Bruce Bennett/2014 Getty Images; Brian Cassella/2014 MCT; Martin Rose/2014 Getty Images; Brian Cassella/2014 MCT; Morry Gash/© Corbis. All Rights Reserved.; Julio Cortez/© Corbis. All Rights Reserved.; Mark Humphrey/© Corbis. All Rights Reserved.