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Paralympic send-off

Coldplay and Rihanna (pictured) rocked the Olympic Stadium to give the biggest-ever Paralympic Games a rousing send-off Sunday night, wrapping up an unforgettable summer of sports in London. Jay-Z joined the three-hour party at a packed 80,000-seat arena that has played host to memorable moments across both the Olympics and Paralympics. Central to the ceremony – called the “Festival of the Flame” – were the 4,200 Paralympians from 164 nations. “I think it’s been an absolute triumph from start to finish,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose disabled son Ivan died in 2009. “I think back to Ivan. As every parent, you think about all the things they can’t do, but at the Paralympics they are superhuman, you see all the things they can do.” – Associated Press