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A Dutch discus thrower…

A Dutch discus thrower salutes spectators in the Athens Olympic stadium ahead of the final in category F57, during yesterday’s sixth day of the 2004 Paralympics. The Games end next Tuesday. Yesterday, Greece won its ninth Paralympic medal, when Christos Agourakis came third in the men’s shot put in the F53 category. Paralympics organizers say they have sold more than 650,000 tickets, well above initial targets.