Tokyo Paralympics close with fireworks over the capital

The final act of the delayed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics came Sunday, almost eight years to the day after the Japanese capital was awarded the Games.The Paralympics ended a 13-day run in a colorful, circus-like ceremony at the National Stadium overseen by Crown Prince Akishino, the brother of Emperor Naruhito. The Olympics closed almost a month ago.These were unprecedented Olympics and Paralympics, postponed for a year and marked by footnotes and asterisks.No fans were allowed during the Olympics, except for a few thousand at outlying venues away from Tokyo and only a few thousand school children were allowed into some Paralympic venues.

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