Winter Paralympics Images

By: Abrar Khan

The Winter Paralympics opened Friday in Beijing with the Russian athletes sent home, the Ukrainian team escaping a war zone to get to China and an impassioned call for peace.

Musicians perform before the start of the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

General view inside the National Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, Friday, March 4, 2022. (Bob Martin/OIS via AP)

Team Ukraine make their entrance during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Fireworks explode over the Paralympic flame during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)