Giant on the move
China opens Paralympic Games
Beijing opened the Paralympic Games in spectacular fashion on Saturday, the crowd at the Bird’s Nest roaring in approval at the lavish performance overseen by renowned Chinese film director Zhang Yimou.
Particularly well received was a moving ballet performance by a young girl who lost a leg in May’s massive Sichuan earthquake.
Check out the photos and click here to read Ben Blanchard’s view from the Bird’s Nest…
Reuters photos by Jason Lee (top two) and Claro Cortes IV (bottom)