Paralympic Games open in London

Record 4,200 athletes representing 165 countries taking part in event in the birthplace of the games.

    London has hosted yet another spectacular opening ceremony to launch the Paralympic games.

    Over 80,000 spectators watched as physicist Stephen Hawking invited them to "look up at the stars" and enjoy the opening ceremony.

    A record 4,200 athletes are participating to represent 165 countries in the birthplace of the games.

    Al Jazeera's Lee Wellings reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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