The 52 best pictures of the Rio Paralympics

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The Rio Paralympics have now concluded with China leading the way, winning 107 gold medals and 239 medals overall.

Along the way, the games produced some incredible photos.

From Amy Purdy's walk during the opening ceremony, to the many awesome celebrations and amazing displays of athleticism, here are the best photos of the Rio Paralympics from Getty Images, the Associated Press, and Reuters.

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The best photos from the 2016 Rio Paralympics
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The best photos from the 2016 Rio Paralympics
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 07: Fireworks explode 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: Dancer Amy performs 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 Bruna Prado/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Dancer Amy perform 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 Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. A performer in a wheelchair takes part in the opening ceremony. TSRIO2016 REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Athletes stand in line before competing in the men's javelin throw F44 final athletics event at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
United States' David Brown finishes in first the men's 200-meter T11 round 1 athletics event at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
France's Cedric Nankin, left, fights for the ball with United States' Josh Wheeler during a mixed wheelchair rugby group B game at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 08: Daniel Dias of Brazil competes in the Men's 200m Freestyle S5 Final on day 1 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on September 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 09: Jody Cundy of Great Britain competes in the Men's 1km Time Trial C4-5 Final on day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympics at Rio Olympic Velodrome on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 09: Jonnie Peacock of Great Britain leads the Men's 100m T44 Final on day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 10: Lucas Sithole of South Africa and Ymanitu Silva of Brazil celebrate together after competing in the wheelchair tennis at central court on day 3 of the Rio 2016 Paralympics on September 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 10: Kadeena Cox of Great Britain celebrates on the podium after winning Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial track cycling on day 3 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Velodrome on September 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 10: Vanessa Low of Germany poses after setting uo the world record fpr the women's long jump - T42 final on day 3 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Olympic stadium on September 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images for Tokyo 2020)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 11: (L to R) Silver medalist Hailey Danisewicz, Gold medalist Allysa Seely and Bronze medalist Melissa Stockwell of the United States celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Triathlon Women's T2 at Forte de Copacabana on day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on September 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Paralympics - Men's 200m - T42 Round 1 Heat 1 - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/09/2016. Richard Whitehead of Britain competes. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 11: Richard Whitehead of Great Britain wins the men's 200 meter T42 final at Olympic Stadium during day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on September 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 12: Nurulasyiqah Mohammad Taha of Singapore competes in the Boccia - Mixed Pairs - BC3 Bronze Medal Match at Carioca Arena 2 on day 5 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at on September 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 14: (L to R) Silver medalist Claire Cashmore of Great Britain, gold medalist Katarina Roxon of Canada and bronze medalist Ellen Keane of Ireland celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Womens 100m Breaststroke - SB8 Final during day 7 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on September 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 14: Andreas Onea of Austria competes at the Mens 100m Breaststroke - SB8 Final during day 7 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on September 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 15: Luca Mazzone of Italy leads to William Groulx of the United States compete in the Men's Road Race H2 on day 8 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Pontal on September 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 15: Terezinha Guilhermina of Brazil competes in the Women's 400m - T11 heats during day 8 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 16: Terezinha Guilherminha of Brazil competes in the Women's 400m - T11 during day 9 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 16: Matija Sloup of Croatia competes in Men's Shot Put - F40 during day 9 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 16: The team of USA celebrates after winning the Women's Wheelchair Basketball Final between Germany and USA at Olympic Arena on day 9 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on September 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 16: Jeff Fabry of United States of America competes against Dong-Sub Koo of Republic of Korea at the Menâs Archery Individual W1 Qualifying during day 9 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Sambodromo on September 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bruna Prado/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 17: Marc Evers of the Netherlands competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley - SM14 Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Aquatic Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 18: Iran celebrates after winning the Sitting Volleyball Final between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran on day 11 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Riocentro Pavilion 6 on September 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 18: Marcel Hug of Switzerland competes in the Men's Marathon - T54 at Fort Copacabana on day 11 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at on September 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 18: Marcel Hug of Switzerland celebrates the victory in the Men's Marathon - T54 at Fort Copacabana on day 11 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at on September 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 17: Regas Woods of United States competes in the Men's Long Jump - T42 final during day 10 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Paralympics - Table Tennis - Men's Singles Class 6 Group D - Riocentro Pavillion 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/09/2016. Ibrahim Hamadtou (EGY) of Egypt competes. REUTERS/Pilar OLivares FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE OR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Cycling Track - Final - Men's C1-2-3 1000m Time Trial Final - Olympic Velodrome - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/09/2016. Fujita Masaki (JPN) of Japan gestures. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Rowing- Victory Ceremony - LTA Mixed Coxed Four LTAMIX4+ Victory Ceremony - Lagoa Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/09/2016. Bronze medalists Victoria Nolan, Meghan Montgomery, Andrew Todd, Curtis Halladay and Kristen Kit of Canada pose with their medals. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics -Triathlon - Women's PT2 - Fort Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/09/2016. Allysa Seely (USA) of the United States and Lisa Lilja (FIN) of Finland compete. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Wheelchair Fencing - Final - Men's Individual Sabre Category A Bronze Medal Final - Carioca Arena 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12/09/2016. Vasileios Ntounis (R) of Greece competes with Tian Jianquan of China. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Boccia - Final - Mixed Pairs BC3 Gold Medal Final - Brazil v Korea- Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12/09/2016. Antonio Leme of Brazil reacts. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Athletics - Men's 1500m - T11 Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/09/2016. Samwel Mushai Kimani of Kenya wins the gold medal in the event. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - F46 Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/09/2016. Guo Chunliang of China competes. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Athletics - Men's Long Jump - T47 Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/09/2016. Fish-eye lens view of Setiyo Budi of Indonesia competing. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Cycling Road - Final - Men's Road Race C1-2-3 - Pontal - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/09/2016. Roger Bolliger (R) of Switzerland and Shota Kawamoto of Japan compete. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Boccia - Bronze Medal Match - Mixed Individual - BC2 - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/09/2016. China's Yan Zhiqiang celebrates. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
2016 Rio Paralympics - Wheelchair Basketball - Playoff - Women's Playoff - Canada v China - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/09/2016. Canada's men's wheelchair basketball team player Adam Lancia kisses his wife Jamey Jewells of Canada after her match. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Wheelchair Basketball - Final - Women's Gold Medal Final - Germany v USA - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/09/2016. Rebecca Murray (C) of USA is sandwiched as she fight for the ball. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Wheelchair Basketball - Final - Men's Bronze Medal Final - Britain v Turkey - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/09/2016. Players of Britain celebrate victory. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Football Soccer - Final - Men's 5-a-side Bronze Medal Final - China v Argentina - Olympic Tennis Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/09/2016. Wang Zhoubin (L to R) of China, Federico Accardi and Froilan Padilla of Argentina in action. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Wheelchair Fencing - Bronze Medal Match - Women's Foil Team - Carioca Arena 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/09/2016. Italy's Beatrice Vio celebrates after beating Hong Kong's Yu Chui Yee HKG. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Sitting Volleyball - Final - Men's Gold Medal Match - Riocentro Pavilion 6 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/09/2016. Players of team Iran observe a minute of silence for Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad, REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Wheelchair Rugby - Final - Mixed Team Gold Medal Final - Australia v USA - Carioca Arena 1 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/09/2016. Josh Wheeler (R) of USA reacts as Ryley Batt of Australia celebrates winning gold medals. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Powerlifting - Final - Men's -59kg Group A Final - Riocentro Pavillion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/09/2016. Ali Jawad (GBR) of Great Britain reacts. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE OR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Men's High Jump - T42 Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/09/2016. Jeroen Teeuwen of the Netherlands competes. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Closing Ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/09/2016. Fireworks erupt during the closing ceremony. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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