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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee attend the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics at the Fisht Olympic stadium  in Sochi, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee attend the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics at the Fisht Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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