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A night to remember: Scenes from the Special Olympics opening ceremony

The excited crowd came to the Coliseum for a memorable show, and did not leave disappointed

Tens of thousands of people packed the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 25 for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games. Take a look at some of the more memorable images of the evening.

Special Olympics opening ceremonies

The crowd awaits Stevie Wonder, Michelle Obama and the lighting of the Olympic torch during the Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies July 25. (USC Photo/David Medzerian)

Maria Shriver at the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics

Maria Shriver takes part in the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics. Her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics. (USC Photo/John E. McGillen)

Special Olympics opening ceremony at Coliseum

The night lights up as the Special Olympics World Games opening ceremonies draw to a close at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, July 25, 2015. (Photo/Jim Souza)

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