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Scenes from the Paralympics [Photos]

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LONDON — 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.

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.

Malloy Weggemann of the United States 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.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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