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A photographic look at action from the Paralympic Games

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Marlou van Rhijn from the Netherlands, second right, sits as she waits to be called up into the blocks before the start of a women's 100m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Van Rhijn ran a new world record in the race of 13.27 seconds.

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In light from the setting sun, Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Krid makes a throw in the men's javelin F34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London.

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A row of different chairs, used by competitors in the Women's Shot Put classification F54/55/56 event, are seen at the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 1, 2012. Competitors in this event have no movement of their lower limbs, little movement of their upper limbs and must throw from a seated position.

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Mohamed Ali Krid of Tunisia reacts as he competes in the men's javelin throw classification F33/34 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 1, 2012. The competitors in this final, who are impaired by cerebral palsy, all threw the javelin from a seated position.

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Mohamed Ali Krid of Tunisia reacts as he competes in the men's javelin throw classification F33/34 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 1, 2012. The competitors in this final, who are impaired by cerebral palsy, all threw the javelin from a seated position.

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Evan O'Hanlon of Australia (L) celebrates winning the men's 100m T38 classification final in a world record time at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 1, 2012.

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Cuba's Jorge Hierrezuelo celebrates after beating Britain's Samuel Ingram in the men's -90kg judo final at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London.

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Britain's Samuel Ingram holds up the union flag after getting silver, he was beaten by Cuba's Jorge Hierrezuelo in the men's -90kg judo final at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London.

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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa adjusts the starting blocks before his men's 200m T44 classification heat at the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 1, 2012.

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Canada's Michelle Stilwell celebrates after winning the women's 200m T52 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.

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Michael McKillop of Ireland celebrates winning the men's 800m T37 classification final at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 1, 2012.

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Swimmers train on the third day of the London 2012 Paralympic games at the Olympic Park in Stratford in London, September 1, 2012.

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Eleanor Simmonds of Britain wipes away a tear as the national anthem is played during the victory ceremony after winning 400m Freestyle S6 final in world record time on the third day of the London 2012 Paralympic games at the Olympic Park in Stratford in London, September 1, 2012.

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Britain's Jon-Allan Butterworth competes to win silver in the Men's Individual C5 track cycling Pursuit at the London 2012 Paralympic games in the Velodrome at the Olympic Park in Stratford, London September 1, 2012. In the C class competition athletes with an impairment that affects their legs, arms and/or trunk compete using a standard bicycle, the number indicates the level of impairment with 1 being the most impaired and 5 the least.

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Canada's Colin Mathieson, right, races during a men's 100m T54 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.

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Italy's Assunta Legnante wears an eye mask with a design as she waits for the women's discus throw F11/12 category to start during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London.

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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 September 1, 2012. All competitors are seated for their throws and have varying levels of upper limb movement impairment.

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Terezinha Guilhermina of Brazil wears an eye mask as she runs with her guide during the Women's 200m T11 classification heat at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 1, 2012. Guilhermina set a Paralympic record in her heat. In the T11 category the competitors are completely blind and can have a guide when competing, but must cross the finish line ahead of their guide.

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Richard Whitehead of Britain reacts at the medal ceremony after winning the Men's 200m T42 classification final at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 1, 2012.

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Anastasia Diodorova of Russia swims during her 400m Freestyle S6 heat on the third day of the London 2012 Paralympic games at the Olympic Park in Stratford in London, September 1, 2012.

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Malloy Weggemann of the United States swims in the women's 100-meter breastroke SB7 heats at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London.

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