Tokyo, 05 Sept (AFP)- Tokyo has farewelled the Paralympics after 12 days of competition, and the Games have been celebrated at a musical and emotional closing ceremony.

IPC president Andrew Parsons said "arigato" (thank you) to Tokyo, and declared that the Paralympics were not just historic, but "fantastic['.

The Paralympic flame was put out, and the flag was handed to Paris to hold until the next Games in 2024.

Take a look back at some of the incredible stories from across the Games at our dedicated Paralympics page.

Look back at all the action taking place at the Tokyo Paralympics closing ceremony in our blog.