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Beijing Paralympic Games

Beijing Paralympic Games concluded

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Philip Craven declared the Beijing 2008 Paralympics closed on Wednesday night. Full story

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Beijing Paralympic flame extinguished

After 12 days of burning in the National Stadium in north Beijing, the flame of the Beijing 2008 Paralympics was doused on Wednesday night.

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