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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 July, 2004, 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK
Photos from Sydney
Kylie Minogue at the Sydney Paralympics
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Australian diva Kylie puts in another showstopping display to welcome in the Paralympics in Sydney
Louise Sauvage
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Australia's most celebrated Paralympian Louise Sauvage gets things going by lighting the flame
Tanni Grey Thompson in action
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Tanni Grey Thompson races to victory in the 800m to grab the first of four golds
Lloyd Upsdell
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Essex teenager Lloyd Upsdell is another of Britain's stars at the Games, securing 100m and 200m golds, as well as a world record
Priya Cooper in action
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Priya Cooper lives up to her legendary status by winning her ninth gold medal in three Paralympics in the 400m freestyle
Simon Jackson in action at Sydney
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British Paralympic star Simon Jackson loses his first judo fight in 12 years , but secures bronze
 Fatma Omar of Egypt in action
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Female athletes make their debut in powerlifting and Fatma Omar of Egypt wastes no time winning the first two gold medals
Australia's David Hall in action
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Australia's David Hall serving before going on to win the gold medal in the men's wheelchair tennis final
Spain's gold-winning Paralympic basketball team in Sydney
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Joy turns to shame for Spain's gold-winning basketball team when they are later stripped of their medals after being found to have no mental disability
Patrick Anderson of Canada sits on the hoops in celebration
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Canada's Patrick Anderson celebrates up high as his team beat Holland in the men's wheelchair basketball final.
USA beat Australia 32-31 in the men's wheelchair rugby final
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Wheelchair rugby becomes a full-medal sport at Sydney and is an instant crowd-puller as USA edge out Australia 32-31 to take the gold medal.
Paralympics closing ceremony
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The curtain has finally come down on Sydney's two-month sporting extravaganza, with the closing ceremony of the Paralympics.

Paralympic Games 2004



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