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The 33 Most Inspiring Photos Of The Paralympics

If you're feeling down about something, you'll want to take a look at these photos. This is what perseverance looks like.


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Hannah Cockroft of Great Britain wins gold in the Women's 200m - T34 Final.


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Natalia Partyka of Poland in action during the Women's Team Table Tennis.


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Nigel Murray of Great Britain reacts after playing a shot during the Mixed Boccia Individual - BC4 quarter finals.


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Mahmoud Khaldi of Tunisia crosses the line to win gold in the Men's 400m - T12 Final.


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Yijun Chen of China celebrates after winning the gold in Men's Individual Sabre Wheelchair Fencing.


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David Weir of Great Britain wins gold in the Men's 800m - T54 Final.


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Assunta Legnante of Italy competes in the Women's Shot Put F11/F12 Final.


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Alex Zanardi of Italy celebrates winning the Men's Individual H4 Time Trial.


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Sam Chik Tam of Hong Kong celebrates victory during his Mens Epee Category B Quarter Final match against Daoliang Hu of China.


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Nicholas Taylor of the United States and teammate David Wagner celebrates after the Quad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis Gold Medal match.


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James O'Shea of Great Britain dives from the blocks in the Men's 100m Breaststroke - SB5 Final.


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Alphanso Cunningham of Jamaica competes in the Men's Discus Throw - F51/52/53 Final.


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Jiri Jezek of the Czech Republic reacts to winning the Men's Indiviual C4 Time Trial.


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Guide Guilherme Soares de Santana reacts to Terezinha Guilhermina of Brazil winning gold before she knows she's won the Women's 100m T11 Final.


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Richard Oribe of Spain celebrates after winning the silver in the Men's 100m Freestyle - S4 Final.


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Yunidis Castillo of Cuba celebrates as she wins gold in the Women's 100m T46 Final.


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Catherine O'Neill of Ireland takes part in the women's club throw F51/31/32 classification final.


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The South African Men's 4x100m relay team celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record in the T42/T46 Final.


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Iliesa Delana from Fiji celebrates winning the men's High Jump Final F42.


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Katherine Downie, Ellie Cole and Maddison Elliot of Australia celebrate as teamate Jacqueline Freney wins them the gold medal in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle.


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Germany's Vanessa Low competes in the Women's Long Jump F42/44 final.


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Silver medallist Cigdem Dede of Turkey, gold medallist Ivory Nwokorie of Nigeria and bronze medallist Lidiia Soloviova of Ukraine pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's -44kg powerlifting competition.


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Marie-Amelie le Fur of France trips as she crosses line to win gold ahead of April Homes of the United States Women's 100m.


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Britain's Jonnie Peacock celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 100m - T44.


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Jon-Allan Butterworth of Great Britain rides on day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


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Yohansson Nascimento of Brazil celebrates winning silver in the Men's 400m - T46 Final.


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Competitors are seen through the Paralympic flame as they race during the Women's 5000m T54 classification heats.


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Matt Stutzman of the United States competes in the Men's Individual Compound Archery.


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Andy Avellana of Philippines competes in the Men's High Jump - F42 Final.


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Martine Wright of Great Britain, who lost her legs in the 7/7 bombings, waves to her family in the crowd after the opening game of the womens sitting volleyball tournament.


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Scott Mccowan of Great Britain plays a shot during the Mixed Individual Boccia - BC2.


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Sarah Storey of Great Britain celebrates winning her eleventh Paralympic gold medal after victory in the Women's Individual C4-5 Road Race during the road cycling.


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China's He Junquan bites on a towel to aid his start in the men's 50m Backstroke S5.