Let the Games begin: 2016 Paralympics opening ceremony

The 2016 Paralympic Games open at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracanã Stadium.

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Athletes from Ukraine take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Fireworks erupt during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar falls while carrying the torch as rain falls during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar is assisted after falling while carrying the torch as rain falls during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Fernanda Lima during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Flag bearer Martina Caironi of Italy leads the team entering the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: Photos of athletes and performers in dazzling opening ceremony

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: Photos of athletes and performers in dazzling opening ceremony

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 7: Fireworks are ignited during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Flag bearer David Eng of Canada leads the team entering the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Joao Carlos Martins performs the Brazilian national anthem during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Amy dances with robot Kuka during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 7: The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)

Paralympic Games open to theme: 'Heart knows no limits'

Musicians perform during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic games at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Rio Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 7: Team Brazil enters the Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Athletes from Belarus take part in the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Clodoaldo Silva lights the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)