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Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony in pictures

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games kicked off at Sochi on Friday with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.
A huge explosion of fireworks opens the 2014 Winter Paralympics at Sochi, in Russia
Fireworks at the Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony
A performer dressed as a firebird, from Russian legend, sails from the roof of the stadium
Performer at the Sochi Paralympic Opening Ceremony
Fireworks explode as dancers form the International Paralympic Committee logo
Fireworks at the Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony
A giant icebreaker ship named 'Peace' sails into the stadium
Giant ship
The Paralympic flag is raised during the Ceremony as people dance below
Opening Ceremony of the Winter Paralympic Games
Russian dancers crowd around the Russian flag
Dancers and the Russian flag
Dancers join together to form a huge sheet of ice as the icebreaker ship enters the stadium
Singers at the ceremony create an amazing display dressed as clouds.
Singers in matching outfits
Dancers form the Paralympics logo as performers raise the Paralympic flag
Dancers and the Paralympic flag
Dancers recreate a typical Russian feast with some amazing acrobatics during the ceremony
Russian dancers at Sochi