Dancers from the China Disabled People`s Performing Art Troupe make their move from a single-file line during a performance of the `Thousand-hand Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva`, or `Guan Yin` dance in Beijing on August 11, 2008. Founded in 1987, the unique troupe features a cast of more than 100 dancers and performers with physical disabilities, some who cannot hear and others who cannot see, including a vocalist with spina bifida. The group has performed worldwide since 2002 when it turned from amateur to a non-profit and professional arts troupe, having travelled abroad 50 times to various countries across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Beijing, host city for the 2008 Olympic Games, will also host the 2008 Paralympic Games beginning on September 6.
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