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Michelle Obama Opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

The Special Olympic World Games kicked off Saturday in Los Angeles as 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed in to cheers and roars. The athletes will participate in 25 sports over nine days, ranging from weightlifting to the triathlon. Applause greeted the athletes, including a tiny contingent from Afghanistan. It was the largest gathering of athletes in Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympics.