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Paralympics Torch to Light on August 28


The flame for the 2008 Paralympics Games will be lit on August 28 at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing China.

The torch relay continues nine days until the start of the 13th Paralympic Games on September 6 in Beijing.

Paralympics Games are an international competition held every four years for physically challenged athletes, following the Olympic Games. The prefix "para" means along with, or parallel to, the Olympics Games.

The Paralympic Games logo includes the red, blue and green symbol based on the Chinese character "Zhi", three strokes representing Heaven, Earth and Human, and the symbol of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in the same colors.

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