Australians make Paralympic Village uniquely their own

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Monday, August 27, 2012

London, England

By yesterday, with only a few days left before the start of the 2012 Summer Paralympics, the Australian team had made themselves at home inside the Paralympic Village with uniquely Australian symbols including the emu and kangaroo. Beyond the Australians, other nations were busy in the village including people from Turkey, Russia, and the Ukraine.

The Paralympic Village was open to the press corps yesterday in one last opportunity for journalists to view it without being rights holders or being accompanied by National Paralympic Committee personnel.

An emu outside the Australian part of the Village
Image: Hawkeye7.
The Australians have bicycles to use inside the Paralympic Village
Image: Hawkeye7.
Keep calm Australians!
Image: Hawkeye7.
An Australian trains in the gym
Image: Hawkeye7.
A mailbox in the Australian part of the Village
Image: Hawkeye7.
A kangaroo stands below Australian signs
Image: Hawkeye7.
Competitors from Turkey, the Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere at The Globe
Image: Hawkeye7.
A food cart waits for members of the Village
Image: Hawkeye7.



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