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Article updated: 8/13/2012 5:00 AM

Olympics come to rocking end with a pop party

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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, pyrotechnics illuminate the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London.

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The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

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Queen guitarist Brian May performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

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Athletes enter the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics Sunday in London.

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With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun. The closing ceremony offered a sensory blast including rock 'n' roll rickshaws, dustbin percussionists, an exploding yellow car and a marching band in red tunics and bearskin hats.
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    • In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, pyrotechnics illuminate the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London.
    • The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
    • Queen guitarist Brian May performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
    • Athletes enter the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics Sunday in London.
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