London revs up for the Paralympics

Members of the Great Britain women's wheelchair basketball team at St Paul's Cathedral. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Members of the Great Britain women's wheelchair basketball team at St Paul's Cathedral. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
The House of Flags Installation in Parliament. Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

The House of Flags Installation in Parliament. Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Athletes from around the world begin to arrive in London ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Athletes from around the world begin to arrive in London ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Competitors arrive at the athletes village ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Photo: Getty Images

Competitors arrive at the athletes village ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Photo: Getty Images

Disabled marathon runner Claire Lomas lights the Olympic cauldron for the Paralympic Games in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Disabled marathon runner Claire Lomas lights the Olympic cauldron for the Paralympic Games in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Agitos Symbol of the Paralympics is suspended from Tower Bridge in London. Photo:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Agitos Symbol of the Paralympics is suspended from Tower Bridge in London. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Agitos Symbol of the Paralympics is suspended from Tower Bridge in London.  Photo:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Agitos Symbol of the Paralympics is suspended from Tower Bridge in London. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Agitos Symbol of the Paralympics is suspended from Tower Bridge in London.  Photo:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Agitos Symbol of the Paralympics is suspended from Tower Bridge in London. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images