London Olympics 2012: Closing ceremony

Aug 13, 2012, 01:18 AM IST
Portugal's Nuno Delgado, dances with performers during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Portugal's Nuno Delgado, dances with performers during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

The Olympics flag is handed from London Mayor, Boris Johnson, second from left, to the International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, as the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, right, watches during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic.
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The Olympics flag is handed from London Mayor, Boris Johnson, second from left, to the International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, as the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, right, watches during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic.

British diver Hannah Starling, right, reacts during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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British diver Hannah Starling, right, reacts during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

This photo taken with a fisheye lens, pyrotechnics illuminate the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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This photo taken with a fisheye lens, pyrotechnics illuminate the sky above the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fireworks go off during the closing ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London.
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Fireworks go off during the closing ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London.

Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London.
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Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London.

The Who guitarist Pete Townsend, right, and singer Roger Daltrey perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London.
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The Who guitarist Pete Townsend, right, and singer Roger Daltrey perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London.

Light bulbs glow on the heads of performers during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London
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Light bulbs glow on the heads of performers during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London

The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

The Rio 2016 logo is paraded during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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The Rio 2016 logo is paraded during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday,
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The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday,

An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London
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Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London

An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes waves the olympic flag next to Jacques Rogge and London Mayor Boris Johnson, left, during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes waves the olympic flag next to Jacques Rogge and London Mayor Boris Johnson, left, during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

British singer Jessie J performs with Brian May, guitarist of the British rock band Queen, during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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British singer Jessie J performs with Brian May, guitarist of the British rock band Queen, during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Liam Gallagher performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London
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Liam Gallagher performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London

Bollywood dancers perform during a performance of
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Bollywood dancers perform during a performance of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," by British comedian Eric Idle during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics,

A performer is airborne during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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A performer is airborne during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

British comedian Eric Idle performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London
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British comedian Eric Idle performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London

British actor Russell Brand performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday,
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British actor Russell Brand performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday,

Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) performs with the Spice Girls during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) performs with the Spice Girls during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Posh Spice of the the British pop group Spice Girls performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday
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Posh Spice of the the British pop group Spice Girls performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday

The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday,
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The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday,

British singer Jessie J performs
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British singer Jessie J performs "Price Tag" during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012,

Jessie J performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London
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Jessie J performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London

British singer Jessie J performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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British singer Jessie J performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Russell Brand performs
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Russell Brand performs "I am the Walrus," during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Fatboy Slim performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Fatboy Slim performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

British model Naomi Campbell, fourth right, walks with other models during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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British model Naomi Campbell, fourth right, walks with other models during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

British singer Annie Lennox performs
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British singer Annie Lennox performs "Little Bird" during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

A sculpture in the shape of late Beatles band member John Lennon is seen during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday
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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, Sunday

Singer George Michael performs
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Singer George Michael performs "Freedom" during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

The Olympic Flame burns as the Olympic Rings stand illuminated during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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The Olympic Flame burns as the Olympic Rings stand illuminated during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Men's marathon gold medalist Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich, center, is flanked by silver medalist Abel Kirui, of Kenya, left, and bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Men's marathon gold medalist Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich, center, is flanked by silver medalist Abel Kirui, of Kenya, left, and bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Acrobats perform on stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Acrobats perform on stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Athletes arrive during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Athletes arrive during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Flag bearers march in Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Flag bearers march in Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Japanese athletes march into stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Japanese athletes march into stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Ray Davies sings
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Ray Davies sings "Waterloo Sunset", during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London

Performers cheer during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Performers cheer during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

The Olympic Stadium is shown during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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The Olympic Stadium is shown during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Percussion group Stomp performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Percussion group Stomp performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

One Direction perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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One Direction perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Madness performs
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Madness performs "Our House" during the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Performers wave the British Flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London
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Performers wave the British Flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London

An artist imitating Winston Churchill performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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An artist imitating Winston Churchill performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

Emeli Sande performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Emeli Sande performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.

The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday
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The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday

Fans take pictures in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday.
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Fans take pictures in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday.

The sun sets behind the Olympic stadium before the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday.
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The sun sets behind the Olympic stadium before the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday.

Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) rehearses ahead of the Spice Girls' performance at Olympic Stadium in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
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Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) rehearses ahead of the Spice Girls' performance at Olympic Stadium in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.