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Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates after winning the men's 200-meter T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (September 1, 2012)

2012 Paralympics

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.

Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates as he crosses the
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Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates as he crosses the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter T42 final race during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (September. 1, 2012)

Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates after winning the men's
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Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates after winning the men's 200-meter T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (September 1, 2012)

Britain's Richard Whitehead, center, who won the gold
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Britain's Richard Whitehead, center, who won the gold medal, United States' Shaquille Vance, left, who won the silver medal, and Germany's Heinrich Popow, right, who won bronze for the men's 200-meter T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (September. 1, 2012)

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China's Liu Miaomiao leads the race of Women's
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China's Liu Miaomiao leads the race of Women's 100 meter T12 at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (September. 1, 2012)

Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, along with her guide Guilherme
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Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, along with her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana, competes during a women's 200-meter T11 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (September. 1, 2012)

Daniel Dias of Brazil reacts after he swimming
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Daniel Dias of Brazil reacts after he swimming in men's 200-meter freestyle S5 heat at the 2012 Paralympics games.

Germany's Marc Schuh, foreground, races during a men's
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Germany's Marc Schuh, foreground, races during a men's 100-meter T54 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London. (September. 1, 2012)

Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson of
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Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson of the United States' Sonar team compete in the Paralympics sailing competition in Weymouth England. (September. 1, 2012)

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Poland's Natalia Partyka serves during her C10 semifinal
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Poland's Natalia Partyka serves during her C10 semifinal against Australia's Melissa Tapper at the 2012 Paralympics. (September. 1, 2012)

Taras Dutko, left, of the Ukraine shoots and
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Taras Dutko, left, of the Ukraine shoots and scores a goal as Marthell Vazquez, centre and teammate Rene Renteria of the United States fail to block during their seven-a-side soccer game at the 2012 Paralympics. (September. 1, 2012)

Germany's Ulrich Iser prepare to throw in the
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Germany's Ulrich Iser prepare to throw in the men's shot put F54/55/56 category during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics. (September. 1, 2012)

Ireland's Catherine O Neill throws in the women's
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Ireland's Catherine O Neill throws in the women's club throw F31/32/51 category during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics. (September. 1, 2012)

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