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AP PHOTOS: Scenes from the Paralympics Games


LONDON (AP) — The images are inspiring as athletes from around the globe show their prowess on the track, in the pool and on the field with their talents far overshadowing their disabilities at the Paralympics Games.

Brazilian Alan Oliveira overtakes Oscar Pistorius, the icon of the games, at the finish line to win the 200-meter gold.

Djibouti's Houssein Omar Hassan seems to run on air in an image from the men's 1,500-meter 1 race. Blind runners Terezinha Guilhermina of Brazil and Tracey Hinton of Britain sprint alongside their guides in the women's 200-meter race.

American Malloy Weggemann dives into the women's 100-meter breaststroke with her wheelchair next to the diving platform. Then there's the unforgettable scene of Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrating his win in the men's 200-meter final.

Here are some of the images from the Paralympics in London.


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