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Despite all the challenges we faced this year, 2021 has also been a year full of inspiring stories about solidarity, merit and hope.

We bring you 7⃣ inspiring stories of 2021!
1⃣ The power of science

In 2021, Dr Özlem Türeci and Dr Uğur Şahin, co-founders of @BioNTech_Group, received the Order of Merit – an award for their scientific persistence to develop a COVID-19 vaccine saving lives of millions of people worldwide. 🏅

An inspiration to all.
2⃣ The power of solidarity

In 2021, #TeamEurope shared over 350 million doses to low and middle-income countries - mostly via #COVAX. And our efforts will continue next year with more donations.

Because no one is safe until everyone is safe.
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🎉 Happy #IntersexAwarenessDay!

🌍 Intersex people have always existed, but today they often face a mixture of ignorance and discrimination.

🧵 Here are eight facts to know 👇
❓ The definition

☂️ #Intersex is an umbrella term for people with sex characteristics – chromosome patterns, genitals, gonads – outside the binary of male and female bodies.

👶 The traits are sometimes visible at birth, but might not appear until puberty – or not at all.
🔢 The numbers

🌎 Around 1.7% of the global population is thought to be born with an intersex condition.

👨‍🦰 This is almost the same as those who are born with red hair

💡 However, many don't realise they are intersex until later in life.
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Nuestro gusto por los metales ha llegado a ser tan grande que solos o en una mezcla de ellos han dado nombre a períodos de la Prehistoria:
La Edad de Cobre
La Edad de Bronce
La Edad de Hierro
No es para menos, desde entonces, los metales han tenido muchas aplicaciones.
Los materiales metálicos sirvieron y sirven para fabricar armas, herramientas, accesorios decorativos, entre muchos otros objetos. En el libro: Armas y Armadura del Caballero Medieval, los autores muestran una lista de aleaciones de cobre: Image
Bronce y latón, son aleaciones conocidas desde tiempos remotos.

El 24 de julio de 2021, aparecieron en la cuenta a propósito de que un par de arqueros mexicanos ganaron la medalla de bronce en los Juegos Olímpicos de #Tokyo2020, celebrados en 2021:

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@narendramodi PM @narendramodi on politics: I had nothing to do with the political domain itself. My surroundings, my inner world, my philosophy—these were very different. Right from my younger days, my bent was spiritual
@narendramodi PM @narendramodi: The tenet of ‘Jan Seva Hi Prabhu Seva’ (Serving people is akin to serving the divine), which was propounded by Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda always inspired me. It became a driving force in whatever I did
@narendramodi PM @narendramodi: As for politics, I did not even have a remote connection to it. It was much later that due to circumstances, and at the insistence of some friends, that I joined politics. Even there, I was in a position where I was primarily doing organisational work
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In a message congratulating the excellence of Iranian athletes in the 2020 #Tokyo Paralympic Games, the President wrote, "The hoisting of the glorious flag of Iran and the echo of the anthem of the Islamic Republic of #Iran ....
....showed that the young people of this land overcome the obstacles and shortcomings, and they always step on the peaks of victory with authority”.
The excellence of Iranian athletes in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games and winning medals in different sport fields was another manifestation of their abilities and the slogan of "WE CAN" before the eyes of the world.
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#SuhasYathiraj has captured the imagination of our entire nation thanks to his exceptional sporting performance: PM @narendramodi lauds the Paralympic #Silver medalist.

#Paralympics #Praise4Para #Cheer4India
Inspiring IAS officer #SuhasYathiraj has made India extremely proud at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics: @KirenRijiju, Union Law Minister.

#Praise4Para #Cheer4India
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Com tantas figuras a abandonarem a Série A, fizemos esta Thread a mostrar que a liga continua a ter tantos jovens que poderão explodir nesta edição da liga italiana 21/22. Sigam a thread 🔽 Image
Atalanta: Maehle 🇩🇰

O jovem ala poderá ser uma das grandes surpresas desta Série A. Maehle diferencia-se por ser ambidestro, grande estampa física, muito sólido defensivamente e projeta-se bem no ataúde posicional de Gasperini. Permite Goosens subir mais na ala esquerda Image
Bologna: Nico Dominguez 🇦🇷

O médio Argentina transpira classe com bola, trazendo um grande dinamismo ao meio campo do Bologna e forte sem bola. Um pouco irregular na época passada e com algumas lesões, o título da copa América vai trazer muita confiança a este 8 Image
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«Ma che disabilità ha?»

Ogni giorno che passa, qui a #Tokyo2020, è la domanda che ci facciamo più spesso.

Alle Paralimpiadi la disabilità non si vede. Esiste, ma non esiste.

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Alle Paralimpiadi la disabilità c’è ma non si vede, non la vediamo più noi.

Siamo costretti a sforzarci per vederla, capirla e raccontarla.

Dovere di cronaca, ma la verità è che non la vediamo più.
Vediamo sguardi vispi, tenaci, emozionati, luminosi.

Vediamo corpi e fisici pazzeschi, muscoli e atlete e atleti straordinari.

Vediamo potenza e velocità e mira e grazia e destrezza.

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Albinos w Afryce to ktoś przeklęty. Zobaczyć go to pech: nie wyjdzie ci interes, zachorujesz albo ktoś z rodziny itp. Za to amulety z ich ciała pomagają na wszystko - pukiel włosów zapewni szczęście, stopy - bogactwo, penis - jurność. Ćwiartowani maczetami, okaleczani...
„Gdybym nie uciekła z Mali pewnie już bym nie żyła. Albo została bardzo okaleczona. W najlepszym razie wydana za mąż w wieku 14 lat i trzymana w zamknięciu" mówi Adiaratou, złota medalistka #Tokyo2020 na 100 m osób niedowidzących w barwach swej nowej ojczyzny – Hiszpanii
Niestety w Afryce wciąż istnieją przesądy, że albinos to owoc związku kobiety z demonem, obdarzony niezwykłą mocą. Toteż noworodki często są zabijane zaraz po porodzie. A jeśli matka upiera się zachować dziecko, rodzina się jej wyrzeka. Dorośli są atakowani w domach i na ulicach
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.#Paralympics highlights:

- France's Emmanuelle Morch serves during wheelchair tennis
- US' Matt Stutzman competes in archery individual compound open 1/8 event
- Afghanistan’s Hossain Rasouli in final of the men’s long jump
- Japan's Shingo Kunieda reaches to return the ball ImageImageImageImage
Seeing squares.

From Tokyo's famous Shibuya crossing to the remotest Okinawan island, Japan's streets have one thing in common: 'tenji blocks.' The tactile paving was invented in Japan over 50 years ago to help the visually impaired move around safely ImageImageImage
Afghan Paralympian beats the odds to compete in Tokyo.

After a dramatic evacuation from Taliban-held Kabul and a secret operation to fly him to Tokyo, Afghan Paralympian Hossain Rasouli beat the odds to compete in the long jump

#Paralympics Image
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#ParalimpiadasOPOVO | O Time Brasil conseguiu, só hoje, duas medalhas de ouro no lançamento de disco e mais três medalhas de prata, garantindo o sexto lugar na classificação geral.
O atleta mineiro conquistou o ouro no lançamento de disco da classe F56 na noite do último domingo das #Paralimpíadas de #Tokyo2020, criando um novo recorde paralímpico para o lançador brasileiro🥏:
Tênis de mesa🏓: Bruna Alexandre é prata após jogo duro com australiana:
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While Dinesh Herath’s world class performance brought honor to our country and region, I noticed some had questioned the legitimacy of this win, questioned his disability and some reached out to me for clarification. Here are few things I'd like to share,
1) When you hear the word disability, you immediately think of someone who uses a wheelchair, a hearing aid, a white cane, and so on. However, did you know that not all disabilities are visible? Invisible disabilities, or hidden disabilities are primarily neurological in nature.
Chronic pains, chronic fatigue, long term depression/ anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and etc. So, the gentle reminder here is that ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’.

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Él es Morteza Mehrzad, el deportista paralímpico más alto de la historia y el segundo hombre más alto del mundo.

Conoce su apasionante historia ↓

#Paralympics #Tokyo2020
Nació en Irán 🇮🇷 hace 33 años, con acromegalia; una afección que provoca que la glándula pituitaria produzca excesiva hormona de crecimiento.
A los 15 años, Morteza se fracturó la pelvis y, a causa de ello, su pierna derecha dejó de crecer, quedando 15 centímetros más corta que la izquierda y provocándole dificultades para caminar.
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😮 Sarah Storey, una leyenda del deporte... ¡ganó medallas en natación y ciclismo en #JuegosParalimpicos!

🏊‍♀️ Natación: 5🥇 8🥈 3🥉

🚵 Ciclismo ruta: 5 🥇

🚴 Ciclismo pista: 5 🥇 (1 en #Tokyo2020 )
Medallas por #JuegosParalimpicos de 🇬🇧Storey :


➡️Barcelona 1992: 2🥇 3🥈1🥉

➡️Atlanta 1996: 3🥇 1🥈1🥉

➡️Sidney 2000: 2🥈

➡️Atenas 2004: 1 🥈 1 🥉
🚵Ciclismo de ruta:

➡️Beijing 2008: 1🥇

➡️Londres 2012: 2 🥇

➡️Río 2016: 2 🥇
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Highlights in the pool: #Paralympics

- Australia's Rowan Crothers reacts after winning the final of men's 50m freestyle
- The final of women's 200m freestyle
- Swimmers are stabilized at start of men's 100m backstroke.
- Swimmers talk after the final of men's 400m freestyle
.#Paralympics Highlights:

- Britain's Crystal Lane-Wright and Sarah Dame Storey and France's Marie Patouillet pose with their medals after the C5 3000m cycling
- China's Li Hao battles Ukraine's Artem Manko in the sabre
- Wheelchair rugby: France vs Japan and Britain vs Canada
Timelapse: Yet more wonders at #Tokyo2020 #PARALYMPICS

@AFP video timelapse shows the Olympics climbing venue becoming a Paralympics football pitch at Tokyo's Aomi Urban Sports Park
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🏓 Meet Ma Lin, the #Paralympics table tennis star who had his arm bitten off by a bear | @oliverbrown_tel…
Ma was born in China but has switched allegiance to represent Australia 🇦🇺.

He defeated Britain's Josh Stacey in the group stage match in #Tokyo2020… Image
Ma was just five when a bear attacked him without warning, biting clean through his right arm leaving nothing except a few tendons.…
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#Paralympics #Tokyo2020

- World record for dame Sarah Storey and assured gold for Team GB
- #TeamGB staff member tests positive for Covid

Follow LIVE ⬇️…

-USA beat New Zealand to claim title in Wheelchair rugby
- Netherland pair break world record in Para Cycling to qualify for final

Follow LIVE ⬇️…
The United States won gold in both the men’s and women’s tournaments at Rio 2016.

Here's the complete schedule ⬇️…
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Going for gold.

#Paralympics gets under way in #Tokyo2020 after a high-energy and poignant opening ceremony, with the first golds up for grabs in cycling, wheelchair fencing and swimming
Afghanistan's two Paralympic athletes have been safely evacuated from the country, the International Paralympic Committee says, declining to specify their destination

📸 The Afghanistan flag is carried by a volunteer at the #Paralympics opening ceremony
Track and road cycling.

#AFPGraphics highlights some of the events at the #paralympics
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As Jogos Paralímpicos de Tóquio 2020 tiveram início na manhã desta terça-feira (do Brasil), com a realização da cerimônia de abertura no Estádio Nacional do Japão. ImageImage
“Nós temos asas” foi o tema do evento e os medalhistas paralímpicos Petrúcio Ferreira, do atletismo, e Evelyn Oliveira, da bocha, foram os porta-bandeiras do Brasil no evento.
A gente já começa a torcida hoje a noite, às 21h, quando a Seleção Brasileira masculina de goalball joga contra a Lituânia. Convido todos vocês a prestigiarem e torcerem junto comigo por nossa delegação paralímpica.
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Es hora de darle la bienvenida a los Juegos Paralímpicos 😍

#Paralympics #CeremoniaDeApertura #Tokyo2020 ImageImage
¿Desde dónde nos acompañas?

¡Comenta los Juegos Paralímpicos junto a nosotros! 𝗣𝘂𝗲𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗹𝗼𝘀 𝗮𝗾𝘂𝗶:

#Paralympics #CeremoniaDeApertura Image
Háblame de orgullo ❤️

📸: Delegaciones de Argentina 🇦🇷 y España 🇪🇸

#Paralympics #CeremoniaDeApertura #Tokyo2020 ImageImage
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Hari ini jam 18.00 WIB ada #OpeningCeremony #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics guys! Bisa nonton live streaming di @vidio 📺
Salah satu video yang relevan banget sama gelaran #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics bentar lagi: trailer Rising Phoenix dari @netflix @NetflixID 🔥
Selain jadwal #OpeningCeremony, udah muncul juga jadwal pertandingan tim @NPCIna yang sejauh ini udah muncul di scheduling #Paralympics: renang sama tenis meja di 2 hari ke depan 💪
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Tokyo's #Paralympics open today, with athletes hoping to shatter stereotypes and world records despite a year-long pandemic delay and as Japan battles a surge in virus cases
#Tokyo2020 Image

#AFPgraphics introduces six selected paralympians set to take part in the #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics Image
Equipment for #Paralympics :

- Handcycle
- Basketball wheelchair
- Running blade
- Racing wheelchair

#AFPgraphics ImageImageImageImage
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💂Look who's back at Buckingham Palace...

🥁 For the first time since March 2020 the State Ceremonial Musicians of The Band of the Household Division performed while the #ChangingTheGuard ceremony took place on the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace!
🥇 Today, The Band of the Coldstream Guards and the Band of the Scots Guard performed a special tribute to our #Tokyo2020 Paralympics with 'Gold' by Spandau Ballet ahead of the @Paralympics, which begin tomorrow!
🎺During #ChangingTheGuard, a full Military Band performs music, ranging from traditional military marches to pop songs and show tunes.

🎶Join us this week to find out more about The Queen and The Royal Family's involvement in the nation's musical life…
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