Updated: 02/20/2014 4:15 PM KSTP.com
Norway's Joergen Graabak, right, crosses the finish line to win gold ahead of silver medal winner Germany's Fabian Riessle, left, during the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined Gundersen large hill team competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Photo: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader
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.