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Images from the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony

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  • In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, pyrotechnics light up the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

      In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, pyrotechnics light up the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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  • The Olympic flame burns as spectators gather in Olympic Stadium to attend the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      The Olympic flame burns as spectators gather in Olympic Stadium to attend the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • The sun sets behind the Olympic stadium before the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

      The sun sets behind the Olympic stadium before the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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  • The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Ray Davies sings "Waterloo Sunset", during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Ray Davies sings "Waterloo Sunset", during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • A performer waves a British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      A performer waves a British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Performers cycle on the stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Performers cycle on the stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Madness performs "Our House" during the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Madness performs "Our House" during the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • A British military marching band performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      A British military marching band performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Performers wave the British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Performers wave the British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • A military marching band performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      A military marching band performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Athletes enter the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Athletes enter the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

  • A member of the British team takes pictures during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      A member of the British team takes pictures during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Light bulbs glow on the heads of performing artists during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Light bulbs glow on the heads of performing artists during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • The Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      The Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Acrobats perform onstage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Acrobats perform onstage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • An athlete holds up the British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      An athlete holds up the British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • An athlete holds the U.S. flag as he enters the stadium with others during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      An athlete holds the U.S. flag as he enters the stadium with others during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • The Who's "Pinball Wizard" is performed by the Kaiser Chiefs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      The Who's "Pinball Wizard" is performed by the Kaiser Chiefs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • A sculpture in the shape of late Beatles band member John Lennon is seen during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      A sculpture in the shape of late Beatles band member John Lennon is seen during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • British DJ Fatboy Slim performs on a giant octopus during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      British DJ Fatboy Slim performs on a giant octopus during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Russell Brand performs "I am the Walrus," during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Russell Brand performs "I am the Walrus," during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Jesse J performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Jesse J performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • A general view of Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      A general view of Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge, left, hands the Olympic flag to Rio de Janeiro's mayor Eduardo Paes during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge, left, hands the Olympic flag to Rio de Janeiro's mayor Eduardo Paes during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics

      The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics
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  • Fireworks soar over the Olympic Stadium as the Olympic flame is lowered during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Fireworks soar over the Olympic Stadium as the Olympic flame is lowered during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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  • Eduardo Paes, Mayor Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics, waves the Olympic flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

      Eduardo Paes, Mayor Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics, waves the Olympic flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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    Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Clos

 

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