Even in the face of controversy, the Sochi Winter Olympics have produced some stunning pictures. But getting these pictures to the wider world isn't a simple process. CNET Australia reports on the logistical set-up of photo agency Getty Images, finding a network of hundreds of photographers, editors, and manipulation experts, a vast array of specialist photographic equipment, and a state-of-the-art 20-kilometer cable network that lets Getty deliver pictures from southern Russia to the rest of the world within three minutes.

Correction: This article originally stated that Getty relied on a single 20-kilometer cable for its photo process. The company is instead using several cables that total 20 kilometers in length.