In pictures: Paralympic Games 2016 kicks off in style in Rio

Updated: Sep 13, 2016, 13:44 IST
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    Opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
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    Performers operate a dummy during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
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    Brazilian swimmer Clodoaldo Silva holds the Paralympic torch to light the Paralympic cauldron during the opening ceremony
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    American Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy dances with a robot during the opening ceremony
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    Blind dancers perform during the opening ceremony
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    Performers in one of the early scenes of the Opening Ceremony
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    View of the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium (All Pics/ AFP)
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    The President of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven (centre left) and the President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee Carlos Nuzman (centre right) shake hands
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    View of the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games
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    Participants react under fireworks during the opening ceremony
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    View of the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium
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    Athletes from the host nation Brazil enter the arena during the inauguration of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
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    The Paralympic cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony
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The opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games 2016 took off to much talent, fireworks and glamour in Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, on September 7, 2016.  Here are pictures

 

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