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Paralympics final day photos

marathon

The leading group in the marathon goes past the Forbidden City in Tiananmen Square as Beijing's Paralympics enter their final day

Edith Hunkeler

Edith Hunkeler of Switzerland breaks the tape to win the women's T54 marathon

Qi Shun of China celebrates with his guide

Chinese T12 marathon runner Qi Shun celebrates with his guide after winning gold, as China coast to glory in the Paralympics medal table

Brazil five-a-side team celebrate gold

Brazil's five-a-side football team in jubilant mood after winning gold with a 2-1 win over China in the final

France's Laurent Francois

France's Laurent Francois wins gold with a 15-9 victory over Charn Hung Hui of Hong Kong in the category B individual sabre final

Paralympic closing ceremony

China produce a moving, colourful closing ceremony enjoyed by a capacity audience in the Bird's Nest Stadium

Bird's Nest

Thousands of leaves and petals fall from the sky, exploding into a feast of colour

Paralympic closing ceremony

Beautiful choreography dazzle the crowd as Beijing prepares to extinguish its flame in the Bird's Nest

London Mayor Boris Johnson (left) waves the Paralympic flag

The Paralympic flag is passed to London Mayor Boris Johnson to signal the handover of the Games for 2012

A London bus in the Bird's Nest Stadium

London uses the bus that appeared at the Olympics closing ceremony in its brief handover segment

Sebastian Coe at the Paralympics closing ceremony

And now it is down to Sebastian Coe and his London organising team to ensure the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics run smoothly



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