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Agony, ecstasy and the human spirit: Best photos from the Sochi Paralympics

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The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi has already thrown up some wonderfully inspiring and breathtaking moments. We have attempted to capture the most incredible scenes with this slideshow with some truly special and spectacular snaps.

SHEER DELIGHT - Stephanie Jallen of USA celebrates celebrates winning Bronze in the Women's Super-G at the Sochi Winter Paralympics.

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GLORY - Russia's Roman Petushkov celebrates his gold medal during the men's 1 km sprint cross-country sitting at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Rosa Khutor.

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HELPING HAND - Tatyana McFadden of the U.S. helps Norway's Birgit Skarstein (R) in the finish area during the women's 12 km cross-country sitting at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Rosa Khutor.

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DISBELIEF - Spain's Yon Santacana Maiztegui reacts to winning the gold medal during the men's alpine downhill for the visually impaired at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor.

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GLORY - Germany's Anna-Lena Forster celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Women's Sitting Slalom event at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor.

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HUDDLE - Russia's players celebrate a goal as Norway's Einar Rolf Pedersen skates past during the semi-final sledge hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games.

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DETERMINED - China's Du Haitao skis during the men's 1 km sprint cross-country standing event at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Rosa Khutor.

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CRASH - Tyler Walker of the U.S. slips as he takes a jump during the men's sitting skiing downhill at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor.

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PURE EMOTION - Vasilii Varlakov celebrates with Vladimir Kamantcev after winning the Ice Sledge Hockey semi-final match between Russia and Norway at the Shayba Arena.

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ASSISTANCE - Natalia Yakimova stops to help as Elena Remizova of Russia lies on the ground after winning silver in the women's 1km sprint, visually impaired cross-country.

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STRUGGLE - Ganbold Batmunkh of Mongolia reacts after crossing the finish line in the Men's 20km Standing event during day three of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

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DESPERATION - Tomas Kvoch of Czech Republic celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Ice Sledge Hockey Classification match between the Czech Republic and Korea.

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DANCING - Stephanie Jallen of USA reacts jubilantly after competing in the Women's Super-G - Standing during day three of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Rosa Khuto.

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DEJECTION - Italy's Christian Lanthaler reacts in the finish area during the men's downhill standing at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

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JOYOUS - Canada's Josh Dueck reacts in the finish area during the men's sitting skiing downhill at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

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