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Paralympics: Power of smiles

2008-09-08 13:28:25 GMT2008-09-08 21:28:25 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Gold medalist Anna Eames (C) of the United States, silver medalist Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand and bronze medalist Wang Shuai of China pose on the podium during the awarding ceremony of the S10 final of women's 100m butterfly of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, Sept. 8, 2008. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

China's Lin Haiyan reacts at the awarding ceremony for the women's P2-10m air pistol SH1 of shooting event during Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, Sept. 8, 2008. Lin Haiyan won the gold with a total score of 467.7. (Xinhua Photo)

Anna Eames of the United States celebrates on the podium during the awarding ceremony of the S10 final of women's 100m butterfly of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, Sept. 8, 2008. She won the gold medal of the event with 1 min 09.44 seconds. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

Erin Popovich of the USA celebrates after the S7 final of women's 100m freestyle of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, Sept. 8, 2008. She set a new paralympic record and won the gold medal of the event with 1 min 11.82 seconds. (Xinhua/Ding Xu)

Andre Brasil of Brazil (C), David Julian Levecq of Spain (L) and Mike van der Zanden of the Netherlands pose on the podium during the awarding ceremony of the S10 final of men's 100m butterfly of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, Sept. 8, 2008. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

Athletes smile during the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China, Sept 8, 2008.

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