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21:31, September 17, 2008


Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, waves the IPC flag during handover ceremony on the closing ceremony of Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 17, 2008. The closing ceremony kicked off at 8 p.m. sharp on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

Beijing passed its Paralympics host baton to London on Wednesday night, as Mayor Guo Jinlong handed over the Paralympic flag to his London counterpart Boris Johnson via International Paralympic Committee President Philip Craven in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing.

Craven just declared the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games closed.

Source: Xinhua

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