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How Getty's pro photographers are shooting Sochi

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Getty Restricted Sochi Olympics
Getty Restricted Sochi Olympics

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.