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39 Of The Most Exhilarating Photos From The Rio 2016 Paralympics

Some of the best pictures covering the 528 medals won in 11 days.

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Brazil's judo athlete Rafaela Silva holds the Rio 2016 Paralympic Torch the day before the Opening Ceremony. 



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Brazil's Ricardo Costa de Oliveira competes during the men's long jump T11 final. He went on to win gold ahead of USA's Lex Gillette (silver) and Ukraine's Ruslan Katyshev (bronze).






Anna Grimaldi of New Zealand holds her gold medal during the presentation ceremony of the women's long jump.






Bronze medalist Moran Samuel of Israel looks at her son Arad during the victory ceremony for rowing AS women's single scull.



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Markus Rehm, David Behre, Felix Streng, and Johannes Floors of Germany celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100m, T42-47 final.


Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos of Brazil celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men's 400m.


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