This combination of photos taken on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, shows white security guard tents along the route between the coastal city of Sochi, Russia, and the mountain village of Krasnaya Polyana, where the Alpine and Nordic events for the 2014 Winter Olympics are taking place. The tents would have been well camouflaged in a snowy environment, but the warm weather has left them exposed against the brown background. (AP Photo/Steve Barker)
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia — Camouflage is meant to conceal military positions. Yet it seems Russian forces didn't count on the lack of snow in the mountains that overlook Sochi.
Sentry posts lining the roads to the mountain sports venues are covered in bright, white camouflage netting. But surrounded by bare, brown earth or concrete paving instead of snow, the posts are anything but concealed.
Security forces staffing the positions also seem divided on how to deal with the lack of snow cover. Several were spotted huddling inside one post wearing full white winter camouflage uniforms. Farther up the road, though, one policeman was wearing a green high-visibility vest inside his "camouflaged" hut.
A case of Sochi's security forces hiding in plain sight?
— By Mark Davies — http://twitter.com/MarkDaviesAP
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