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Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis has been awarded the European Sports photographer of the year award by Fuji for his three images of a Greek Paralympic swimmer training in Athens. In one of them (above), Greek Paralympic amputee swimmer Sakis Kostaris walks to a pool for a training session in Athens in March 2003. Athens will be hosting the XII Paralympic Games from September 17 to 28 this year, just three weeks after the Olympic Games. A total of 4,000 athletes from 143 countries are competing. Behrakis was named Fuji European Press Photographer of the Year in 1998 and in 1999 he won first prize from the World Press Photo organization in the news category and the Overseas Press Club of America Prize. In 2000, he was awarded Greece’s Botsis Prize.

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