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Rio 2016 Paralympics: Will the Games be a success?

After weeks wrought with emotion, the Rio 2016 Paralympics are under way, with 4,350 athletes taking part - 60% fewer than in last month's Olympics.

Just a month ago, only 12% of the three million tickets had been sold, so organisers scaled down the event and received more than $80m in aid from Brazil's government to help sell tickets - now the Games may be close to sold out.

Video journalist: Daniel Gallas

Rio 2016 Paralympics day-by-day guide

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