Updated: 02/20/2014 4:15 PM
Created: 02/20/2014 3:30 PM KSTP.com
The United States continues to lead the way in medals earned at the Sochi Olympics in Sochi, Russia. As of Friday afternoon, Team USA had earned 8 gold, 6 silver, and 11 bronze medals. The Olympics run through Feb. 23.
Check out some of the best photos from around the Olympics captured by Associated Press photographers on Thursday.