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Thousands of athletes with physical disabilities will compete in 21 sports at the 14th Paralympic Games.
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2012 08:40


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Fireworks lit up the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London on August 29. Athletes will compete in 21 different sports, including wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, and equestrian.


LUKE MACGREGOR/Reuters
Members of France's Paralympics team guided each other across the platform as they arrived in London on August 25.


Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
A 'big bang' was ignited during the opening ceremony. This year's Paralympics Games include about 4,200 athletes, more than in any previous event.


Chris Jackson/Getty Images
An artist performed during the opening ceremony. One-hundred and sixty-four countries are sending athletes to compete at the games.


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Paralympian Margaret Maughan lit The Paralympic Cauldron.


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Fireworks exploded during the opening ceremony.


Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Athlete Oscar Pistorius of South Africa carried the flag during the opening ceremony. Pistorius, both of whose legs are amputated below the knee, also competed in the Summer Olympics, where he ran the 4x400 metres relay and the 400 metres sprint.


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Athletes from Great Britain soaked up the atmopsphere during the opening ceremony.


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Queen Elizabeth II declared the games officially open at the ceremony.



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Fireworks light up the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London on August 29. Athletes will compete in 21 different sports, including wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, and equestrian.

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Fireworks light up the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London on August 29. Athletes will compete in 21 different sports, including wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, and equestrian.

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Members of France's Paralympics team guided each other across the platform as they arrived in London on August 25.

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Members of France's Paralympics team guided each other across the platform as they arrived in London on August 25.

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A 'big bang' was ignited during the opening ceremony. This year's Paralympics Games include about 4,200 athletes, more than in any previous event.

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A 'big bang' was ignited during the opening ceremony. This year's Paralympics Games include about 4,200 athletes, more than in any previous event.

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An artist performed during the opening ceremony. One-hundred and sixty-four countries are sending athletes to compete at the games.

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An artist performed during the opening ceremony. One-hundred and sixty-four countries are sending athletes to compete at the games.

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Paralympian Margaret Maughan lit The Paralympic Cauldron.

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1346224350014?image_id=07tN24hc0K7hdDan KitwoodGetty ImagesGetty Images

Paralympian Margaret Maughan lit The Paralympic Cauldron.

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Fireworks exploded during the opening ceremony.

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:19:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1346224350014?image_id=03AvgFV2xB6E9Julian FinneyGetty ImagesGetty Images

Fireworks exploded during the opening ceremony.

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Athlete Oscar Pistorius of South Africa carried the flag during the opening ceremony. Pistorius, both of whose legs are amputated below the knee, also competed in the Summer Olympics, where he ran the 4x400 metres relay and the 400 metres sprint.

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1346224350014?image_id=0faj8xaaFL3itDan KitwoodGetty ImagesGetty Images

Athlete Oscar Pistorius of South Africa carried the flag during the opening ceremony. Pistorius, both of whose legs are amputated below the knee, also competed in the Summer Olympics, where he ran the 4x400 metres relay and the 400 metres sprint.

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Athletes from Great Britain soaked up the atmopsphere during the opening ceremony.

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Athletes from Great Britain soaked up the atmopsphere during the opening ceremony.

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Queen Elizabeth II declared the games officially open at the ceremony.

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Queen Elizabeth II declared the games officially open at the ceremony.



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