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    Yurig Gregory Dos Santos Ribeiro of Brazil and Hashem Rastegarimobin of the Islamic Republic of Iran battle for the ball during the Men's Team Football 7-a-side Bronze Medal match between Brazil and the Islamic Republic of Iran on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Park. This year's games features 4,200 athletes from 160 countries.
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    Natalia Partyka of Poland (L) and Malgorzata Jankowska of Poland (r) serve against France in the Women's Team Table Tennis - Classes 6-10 bronze medal match on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on September 8, 2012 in London, England. Athletes with disabilities compete in several sports including swimming to cycling.
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    Blake Leeper of the United States celebrates after winning silver in the Men's 400m T44 Final on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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    United States' Tanner Gers competes in the men's long jump F11 at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
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    Reinhold Boetzel of Germany competes in the Men's High Jump F46 Final on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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    Sarah Rung (R) of Norway touches the wall ahead of Teresa Perales (L) of Spain to win gold in the Women's 50m Butterfly - S5 final on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on Sept. 7, 2012.
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    Casper Schutte of South Africa competes in the Men's Javelin Throw — F42 final on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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    Rachel Morris and Karen Darke of Great Britain crosse the finish line at the end of the Women's Individual H1-3 Road Race on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch.
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    Junquan He of China prepares to start the Men's 50m Butterfly - S5 heats on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 7, 2012 in London, England.
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    Tao Zheng of China competes in the Men's 50m Butterfly - S6 heats on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre.
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    Justine Moore of Great Britain in action during the Women's Team Wheelchair Fencing - Category Open classification match between Great Britain and France on Day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCeL.
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    Mohamed Amara of Tunisia competes in the Men's Javelin Throw F40 Final on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
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    (R-L) Silver medalist Dmitrii Kokarev of Russia, gold medalist Yang Yang of China and bronze medalist Arisdteidis Makrodimitris of Greece pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 50m Freestyle - S2 final on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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    Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, left, and her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana run through the finish line to win the Women's 100 meters T11 Final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park in east London, Sept. 5, 2012.
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    The feet of Matt Stutzman of the United States holds his bow as he takes part in the men's individual compound open archery at the 2012 Paralympics Games, Sept. 3, 2012.
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    Great Britain's Justine Moore, left, competes against Russia's Liudmila Vasileva during the Paralympic women's individual Epee Category B Preliminary Pool B at the Excel Arena, London, Sept. 5, 2012.
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    Alessandro Zanardi of Italy celebrates holding his gold medal following the medal ceremony for the man's road cycle individual time trial H4 category on Sept. 5, 2012, at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit near London.
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    Rachel Morris and Karen Darke of Great Britain cross the finish line at the end of the Women's Individual H1-3 Road Race on day 9 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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    Britain's Jonnie Peacock, second from left, crosses the line first to win gold ahead of South Africa's Arnu Fourie, US athlete Richard Brown and South Africa's Oscar Pistorius in the men's 100m T44 final during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Sept. 6, 2012. Peacock won gold, Brown the second and Fourie the bronze.
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    France's David Labarre, center, vies for the ball against Spain's Youssef El Haddaoui Rabii, left, and Marcelo Rosado Carrasco during the men's 5-a-side football semi-final match between Spain and France at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park Riverbank Arena, Sept. 6, 2012. France won 2-0.
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    Britain's Myles Pearson lies up-ended on the court during the pool phase group A wheelchair rugby match between Britain and the US at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena.
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    Venezuela's Jesus Aguilar raises his wheelchair after crashing just before the finish line during the men's 800m T53 round 1 during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium.
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    Jamaica's Alphanso Cunningham competes in the men's javelin throw F52/53 final during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium.
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    The Philippines' Andy Avellana competes in the Men's High Jump F42 Final athletics event during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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    Rustam Nurmukhametov of Russia looks on prior to his Men's 100m Freestyle S11 heat on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre, Aug. 31, 2012.
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    China's Zheng Tao celebrates breaking the world record after winning the men's 100m backstroke - S6 swimming event during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre.
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  • Paralympics 2012: Games Kick Off in London

    Athletes compete in a men's 1500m T54 heat at the 2012 Paralympics, Sept. 3, 2012, in London.
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    Swimmers compete at a men's 200-meter SM6 individual medley heat at the 2012 Paralympics, Sept. 3, 2012, in London.
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    Silver medalist Australia's Carlee Beattie jumps in the women's long jump F46 category during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Sept. 2, 2012, in London.
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    South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, right, competes in the men's 200m T44 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Sept. 2, 2012, in London.
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    Britain's David Weir celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win gold in the men's 5000m T54 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Sept. 2, 2012, in London.
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    Fireworks light up the stadium as the Paralympic Caudron burns during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 29, 2012 in London.
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    Juan Jose Mendez of Spain competes in the Men's Individual C1-2-3 1km Cycling Time Trial final during the 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome, Aug. 30, 2012, in London.
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    Wheelchair tennis player Peter Norfolk of Great Britain carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics. This year, athletes with an "intellectual impairment will be allowed to compete in swimming and para-table tennis," according to the games official website.
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    Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In 1952, the Paralympics were held in Stoke, Mandeville, Great Britain. About 130 athletes participated.
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    Pilot Sean Finning and Bryce Lindores of Australia compete in Men's Individual Cycling B Pursuit Qualifying on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on Aug. 30, 2012 in London. In 1996, the games added track cycling. It was also the first year the event received world-wide sponsorship.
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    Sarah Storey of Great Britain prepares prior to the Women's Individual C5 Pursuit Cycling qualifying on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Through the years, athletes with spinal injuries, visual impairment, cerebral palsy and amputees have participated in the event's sporting competitions.
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    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, right, applaud as the watch British cyclist Sarah Storey break a world record in her C5 Individual Pursuit heat during Day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In 1984, road cycling was added as a discipline.
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    Ben Quilter of Great Britain celebrates beating Makoto Hirose of Japan to win the bronze medal in the Men's -60 kg Judo on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on Aug. 30, 2012. At the last paralympics in Beijing, China in 2008, Great Britain came in second with the most total medals won -- 1,420. The United States came in first with a total of 1,870 medals.
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    Gold medalist Charles Rozoy of France poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Butterfly - S8 final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre. For the past several decades, the games have coincided with the same host city as the Olympic games.
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    Egbinola Oluade of Nigeria competes against Jean-Philippe Robin of France on day 1 of the Table Tennis tournament at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on Aug. 30, 2012 in London. After an absence of more than a decade, intellectually disabled athletes can compete in table tennis.
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    Nazmiye Muslu of Turkey competes on her way to setting a new world record and winning gold in the Women's 40kg Powerlifting on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on Aug. 30, 2012 in London. Some of the sports that athletes will compete in include para-canoe, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair tennis, sitting volleyball to sailing.
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    Gold medalist Sarah Storey of Great Britain poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the Women's Individual C5 Pursuit Cycling on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on Aug. 30, 2012 in London. The games run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, 2012.
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