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03/22/2010

David Cooper's favourite pictures from the Vancouver Paralympics.

David Cooper - Chief Photographer

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 Sledge hockey captain Jean Labonté carries the flag for Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

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Josh Dueck of Canada came 13th at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games

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Panoramic view of the Vancouver skyline. This is the view of the downtown core with the mountains in the background.

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Vancouver Waterfront: Spring like weather in a small park on the waterfront near Canada Place.

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Brian McKeever #37, with his older brother, Robin McKeever, who competes as his guide won Canada's first Gold Medal in the 20km Free. 

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Kirill Mikhaylov #20 from Russia, crosses the line to win the Cross-country skiing men's 20km Free, Standing. 

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Haitao Du of China finished 7th in the men's 20km Free standing. 

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Canada couldn't get a puck past Japanese goalie Mitsuru Nagase #39 as he stops #18 Billy Bridges for the side in the Third period.  Canada lost 3-1 to Japan in the semifinal game

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Japanese goalie Mitsuru Nagase #39 raises his arms in victory and is  joined by Captain #10 Takayuki Endo, Atsuya Yaguchi #33 , Noritaka Ito #59, and Satoru Sudo #24 Canada lost 3-1 to Japan in the semifinal game. 

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Chris Williamson who came 6th in the super G today at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games. Afterwards he gives a high five to young fan Roger O'Callaghan 6yrs old of North Vancouver.

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Swedish Third Patrik Burman winces as he signals that he has thown the rock wide. Canada defeated Sweden  10-5 to move on to the final round for the Gold Medal.  

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Canadian fans cheer during the gold medal game between Canada and Korea at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver. 

-dcooper@thestar.ca  

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great job David! thanks 4 sharing

Well done Coops

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