Let the Games begin: 2016 Paralympics opening ceremony

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

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

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