The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

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The opening of the Sochi Paralympic games included appearances from Russian President himself, Vladimir Putin, both teams from the United States, and Ukraine, as well as a giant boat called "Peace".

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The opening ceremony 2014 started friday at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The ceremony was elaborate, much like the Sochi olympics just gone.

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The moment an icebreaker boat entered the show, ironically named "Peace".

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

Athletes from the United States made a full appearance.

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

Ukraine made an appearance, but only one athlete attended.

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

Vladimir Putin toasts with president of the International Paralympic Committee.

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

Aleksey Ashapatov, four time track and field champion, gets honoured at the torch lighting.

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

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The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony In 24 Photos

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