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Paralympics arrive in London

Published 1103 GMT (1903 HKT) August 29, 2012
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Disabled marathon runner Claire Lomas, center, lights the Olympic cauldron for the Paralympic Games in Trafalgar Square on August 24, 2012. The London 2012 Paralympic Games open on August 29 for 12 days. AFP/Getty Images
Paralympian athlete Angela Hendra prepares to light the cauldron during the London 2012 Paralympic Games lighting ceremony at Stormont Government buildings in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25. AFP/Getty Images
People watch a fireworks display on August 25 after a Paralympic cauldron was lit outside Northern Ireland's parliament in Belfast, the second of four in Britain's capital cities ahead of the 2012 Games. AFP/Getty Images
Marieke Vervoort of Belgium's Paralympic team arrives by Eurostar at St Pancras International station in London on August 26. AFP/Getty Images
Russian Paralympians arrive at Heathrow's Terminal Four on August 22 in London. AFP/Getty Images
Performers dance during the New Zealand Flag Raising Ceremony at the Olympic Park on August 27 in London. AFP/Getty Images
Prime Minister David Cameron meets members of the Great Britain Paralympics archery team during a visit to the Olympic village, ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Park, on August 24. AFP/Getty Images