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The ceremonial cauldron is lit in Wales

n injured cyclist whose Paralympics dream was dashed by a drink-driver has ignited the last cauldron to be lit ahead of the 2012 games. Simon Richardson won two golds and one silver medal at the Beijing Paralympics in

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Crunch time: A wheelchair-bound artist rides atop a giant apple, which became a central theme of the show in reference to the moment Sir Isaac Newton formulated the theory of gravity after an apple fell on his head

Photos - 2012 Paralympics | London 2012

The Paralympic Opening Ceremony, entitled Enlightenment gets underway with spectacular fireworks over the Olympic Stadium.

Sarah Storey of Great Britain celebrates gold with her nephew Gethin Crayford

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

A giant set of Paralympic Agitos has been launched in Edinburgh  The Agitos are the second set to be unveiled ahead of the Paralympic Games starting on 29 August.

Jordan withdraws sex charges men: Wheelchair user Omar Sami Qaradhi, faces three charges of sexual assault, two against a child, and one of voyeurism after allegedly entering a women's changing room at the Antrim Forum leisure centre.

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Andy Lapthorne from Great Britain serves in the uad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis gold medal match.

Phil Bottomley aims for bullseye at The Roayl Artillery Barracks

Marcel Hug of Switzerland competes in the men's round 1 heat 2 on Day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

2012 London Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

'Spectacular' and 'Deeply Human' Opening Ceremony Launches Paralympics (PICTURES)

Fireworks light up the night sky A stunning fireworks display lights up the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

A large scale reproduction of 'Alison Lapper Pregnant' emerges

In a whirl A fish-eye view of the Olympic Stadium illuminated by fireworks at the close of the Paralympic Opening Ceremony

Wheelchair rugby player Greg Smith of Australia carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on August 29, 2012 in London, England. Performers carried country names on umbrellas wearing cheeky flag themed dresses.

2012 London Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

Wheelchair rugby player Greg Smith of Australia carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on August 2012 in London, England.

Natalie Du Toit of South Africa competes in the Women's 100m Butterfly - S9 heat 2

World records in the water

Natalie Du Toit makes it 11 Natalie Du Toit of South Africa competes in the Women's Butterfly - heats on Day 1 in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre. She later went on to power to victory in the event, earning her Paralympic gold medal

Sarah Storey of Great Britain celebrates gold with her nephew Gethin Crayford

Double paralympic gold medal winning sisters Carmen and Ramona(right) Brussig of Germany celebrate on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel

Fiery sky lights Stadium below    The Paralympic Cauldron burns in the foreground, with a large-scale version of the celebrated Alison Lapper Pregnant sculpture located behind, and dramatic fireworks overhead.

Fiery sky lights Stadium below The Paralympic Cauldron burns in the foreground, with a large-scale version of the celebrated Alison Lapper Pregnant sculpture located behind, and dramatic fireworks overhead.

Swimmer Daniel Dias of Brazil carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on August 29, 2012 in London, England.

2012 London Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

Swimmer Daniel Dias of Brazil carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on August 2012 in London, England.

Ziya Azazi dances during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on August 29, 2012 in London, England.

Ziya Azazi Photos Photos: 2012 London Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

Ziya Azazi Photos - Ziya Azazi dances during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on August 2012 in London, England.

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