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Inspirational PHOTOS from the London Paralympic Games

Last updated on: September 11, 2012 15:40 IST

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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa celebrates winning the Men's 400m T44 Final at the 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, on September 8, 2012.


Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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Competitors in the men's marathon T54 classification pass the Palace of Wesminster and Big Ben during the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, on September 9, 2012.


Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters
Tags: PHOTOS , London , T54

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Sergei Pozdeev of Russia (left) reacts with team-mates after they lost their sitting Volleyball bronze medal match against Germany at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, on September 8, 2012.


Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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Former Formula One and Cart racing car driver Alessandro Zanardi of Italy, celebrates after receiving his gold medal for the Men's Individual H4 Time Trial during the 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch racing circuit near Sevenoaks, September 5, 2012.

Zanardi, raced cars at Brands Hatch before loosing his legs in a racing accident a few years ago.


Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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Canada's Paul Tingley (right) competes in the Single Person Keelboat (2.4mR) sailing competition during the 2012 Paralympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, in southern England, on September 2, 2012.


Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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Denmark's Kasper Zysek carries away his prosthetic legs after failing to get a place in the men's 400m Freestyle - S9 race during the 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in London, on September 4, 2012.

The S9 category is for swimmers with joint restrictions in one leg, double below the knee amputations or an amputation of one leg.


Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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Poland's Lukasz Mamczarz starts his run up during the men's high jump F42 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, on September 3, 2012.


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Catherine O'Neill of Ireland competes in the women's Club throw F51/31/32 classification final at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games, on September 1, 2012.

In this event, all competitors are seated for their throws and have varying levels of upper limb movement impairment.


Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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China's Lu Dong trains during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre, on August 30, 2012.

Dong, who does not have arms, went on to win a gold medal in the women's 100m Backstroke S-6 event.


Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
Tags: Lu Dong , PHOTOS , London , S-6 , China

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Natalia Partyka of Poland serves in her women's singles C10 classification table tennis final against Yang Qian of China at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, on September 3, 2012.

Partyka won the gold medal, and is also the only female athlete to be competing in both the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.


Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

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Germany's Reinhold Boetzel competes in the men's high jump F46 classification final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, on September 8, 2012.

This classification is for athletes with an impairment that affects their arms or legs, including amputees.


Photographs: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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Britain's Nathan Stephens competes in the men's javelin F57/58 classification final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, on September 8, 2012. This classification is for wheelchair athletes.


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Japan's Atsushi Yamamoto competes in the men's long jump F42/44 classification final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, on August 31, 2012.


Photographs: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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Germany's Vico Merklein (2nd right) competes as part of the peleton in the men's individual H3 - road race during the London 2012 Paralympic Games, at Brands Hatch racing track in south east England, on September 7, 2012.

In the H3 class category, the athletes have impairments to their legs and race using a hand-cycle.


Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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Fireworks explode above the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, on September 9, 2012.


Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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