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In a pretty-much universally offensive Photoshop FAIL, Vogue Brazil decided to superimpose disabilities on their own able-bodied models in a promotion for the Paralymics instead of using ACTUAL Paralympians.



The Paralympians were okay with it...



...but we're still not. We'd rather see more barrier-breaking pics of these AMAZING athletes:




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The Summer Games are just months away, and the top goalball athletes are in full beast mode.

Wait -- goalball?

Originally created to rehabilitate World War II veterans, goalball is a fast-paced, high-impact Paralympic sport for the visually impaired in which competitors must rely on sound and touch to win.

A new documentary, the aptly named Shot in the Dark, captures the down-and-dirty as U.S. athletes train for nationals. Don't miss the trailer -- it's equal parts captivating and moving.

[thanks, jocelyn!]

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