The Special Olympics 2011 in Athens Greece ended tonight with a beautiful closing ceremony with tens of thousands of spectators in attendance. Nearly 7000 athletes from over 180 countries participated during the Games, giving many new visitors a chance to experience Greece, the homeland of the Olympic Games which inspired the Special Olympics. The Special Olympic's flag was ceremoniously handed over to representatives of the Special Olympics Committee of South Korea, where the next Games will be held in 2013.
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Pictures from the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics 2011 in Athens Greece