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Paralympic Games close with a bang in Brazil
Brazil spent about $30 billion organizing the events with a mix of public and private money that included the construction of four white-elephant soccer stadiums for the World Cup. 
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In this photo released by the IOC, the lights of a hundreds of mobile phones shine around the Paralympic Cauldron as it burns for the last few seconds during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracan' Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Al Tielemans/OIS, IOC via AP)
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Abolfazl Oliyaei of Iran says a small prayer after his team's victory in the Men's Gold Medal Match, against Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Simon Bruty/OIS, IOC via AP)
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In this photo released by the IOC, Lihong Zou of China wins the gold medal ahead of Tatyana McFadden of the USA who grabbed the silver in the Women's T54 Marathon at Fort Copacabana during the Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Thomas Lovelock/OIS, IOC via AP)
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In this photo released by IOC, Eduardo Paes the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, left, applauds as Sir Philip Craven, center, President of the IPC hands the Paralympic flag to the Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, right, during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Simon Bruty/OIS, IOC via AP)
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Performers celebrate at the end of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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Vanessa de Mata performs in the (Bio) Diversity segment during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracan' Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracan' Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Thomas Lovelock/OIS, IOC via AP)
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In this photo released by the IOC, Koichi Omae and four female dancers are joined on stage by GIMICO, Aya Sato, Bambi and Akira Hiyama as a sign saying "see you in Tokyo" appears behind the performers during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracan' Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Simon Bruty/OIS, IOC via AP)
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La llama arde en el pebetero, poco antes de extinguirse en la ceremonia de clausura de los Juegos Paralímpicos, el domingo 18 de septiembre de 2016, en Río de Janeiro (AP Foto/Mauro Pimentel)
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In this photo released by the IOC, Japanese athletes watch the show during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracan' Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Thomas Lovelock/OIS, IOC via AP)
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In this photo released by the IOC, Korean flag bearer Lee Hwa Sook enters the arena during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracan' Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Thomas Lovelock/OIS, IOC via AP)
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In this photo released by the IOC, a sign saying "see you in Tokyo" appears behind Koichi Omae and four female dancers are joined on stage by GIMICO, Aya Sato and Bambi walking triumphantly down the runway gathering around Akira Hiyama during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracan' Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Thomas Lovelock/OIS, IOC via AP)
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Performers dance during the Tokyo 2020 presentation in the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
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Artist Aya Sato performs during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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Fireworks around the rim of the arena at the end of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Simon Bruty/OIS, IOC via AP)
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In this photo released by the IOC, Brazilian singing star Gaby Amarantos performs during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Simon Bruty/OIS, IOC via AP)
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Performers celebrate at the end of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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Dream Team do Passinho and Nego do Borel perform during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
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Performers take part in the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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Paralympic Games close with a bang in Brazil

Brazil spent about $30 billion organizing the events with a mix of public and private money that included the construction of four white-elephant soccer stadiums for the World Cup. 

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