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London Olympics 2012: Closing ceremonies

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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. (August 12, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

The Olympics officially wrapped up Sunday with the closing ceremonies.

Fireworks explode as the Olympic Flame is extinguished
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Fireworks explode as the Olympic Flame is extinguished during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Brian May, guitarist of the British rock band
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Brian May, guitarist of the British rock band Queen, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Fireworks explode as the Olympic Flame is extinguished
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Fireworks explode as the Olympic Flame is extinguished during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at
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The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

A phoenix rises over the Olympic flame during
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A phoenix rises over the Olympic flame during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Fireworks explode as the Olympic Flame is extinguished
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Fireworks explode as the Olympic Flame is extinguished during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Soldiers carry the Olympic Flag for the handover
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Soldiers carry the Olympic Flag for the handover to Rio de Janeiro during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens,
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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. (August 12, 2012)

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes waves the
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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. (August 12, 2012)

Liam Gallagher from the British band 'Oasis' performs
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Liam Gallagher from the British band 'Oasis' performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British comedian Eric Idle performs during the Closing
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British comedian Eric Idle performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes waves the
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Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes waves the Olympic flag next to Jacques Rogge, center, and London Mayor Boris Johnson, during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes waves the
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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. (August 12, 2012)

Chachi Valencia, also known as the
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Chachi Valencia, also known as the "Rocket Man", reacts after being fired from a cannon during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British comedian Eric Idle performs during the Closing
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British comedian Eric Idle performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes waves the
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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. (August 12, 2012)

Ethiopian athletes dance during the Closing Ceremony at
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Ethiopian athletes dance during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony
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The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

The Spice Girls perform during the closing ceremony
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The Spice Girls perform during the closing ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 12, 2012)

Belgian high jumper Tia Hellebaut reacts during the
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Belgian high jumper Tia Hellebaut reacts during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British singer Jessie J performs during the Closing
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British singer Jessie J performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British singer Taio Cruz performs during the Closing
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British singer Taio Cruz performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Tinie Tempah performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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Tinie Tempah performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Confetti flies around the Olympic flame during the
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Confetti flies around the Olympic flame during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Fatboy Slim performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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Fatboy Slim performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British model Lily Cole poses on a movable
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British model Lily Cole poses on a movable stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British comedian Russell Brand performs during the Closing
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British comedian Russell Brand performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British comedian Russell Brand performs during the Closing
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British comedian Russell Brand performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

A sculpture in the shape of late Beatles
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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. (August 12, 2012)

Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British model Kate Moss poses on stage during
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British model Kate Moss poses on stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British model Kate Moss poses on stage during
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British model Kate Moss poses on stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

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. (August 12, 2012)

Performers dance on a stage set with London
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Performers dance on a stage set with London landmarks during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Performers dance on a stage set with London
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Performers dance on a stage set with London landmarks during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Spanish athletes parade during the Closing Ceremony at
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Spanish athletes parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Singer George Michael performs
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Singer George Michael performs "Freedom" during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Artists beat the dhol, an Indian percussion instrument,
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Artists beat the dhol, an Indian percussion instrument, during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at
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Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British singer George Michael performs during the Closing
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British singer George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British singer George Michael performs during the Closing
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British singer George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich poses with his gold medal
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Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich poses with his gold medal for the men's marathon during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the
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Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich, center, celebrates after receiving his
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Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich, center, celebrates after receiving his medal as he stands alongside Kenya's Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, right, and, Kenya's Abel Kirui, left, during the medal ceremony for the men's marathon during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Stephen Kiprotich won gold, Abel Kirui silver and Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich bronze. (August 12, 2012)

Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at
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Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Flag bearers parade in the background as performers
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Flag bearers parade in the background as performers walk in the foreground during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

German high jumper Ariane Friedrich parades with fellow
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German high jumper Ariane Friedrich parades with fellow athletes during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Athletes enter the arena during the Closing Ceremony
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Athletes enter the arena during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Flag bearers and performers line up during the
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Flag bearers and performers line up during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Athletes march into Olympic Stadium during the Closing
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Athletes march into Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at
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Flag bearers parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

An athlete holds up the British flag during
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An athlete holds up the British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Japan team parade during the Closing Ceremony at
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Japan team parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Japanese athletes march into stadium during the Closing
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Japanese athletes march into stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

A performer waves a British flag from a
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A performer waves a British flag from a representation of St. Stephens' Tower during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the
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Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Japan team parade during the Closing Ceremony at
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Japan team parade during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Athletes enter the Olympic Stadium during the Closing
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Athletes enter the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

A performer waves the national flag of Britain
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A performer waves the national flag of Britain during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British band Madness perform during the Closing Ceremony
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British band Madness perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Lee Thompson of Madness performs during the Closing
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Lee Thompson of Madness performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Spectators gather in Olympic Stadium for the Closing
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Spectators gather in Olympic Stadium for the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Performers wave British flags during the Closing Ceremony
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Performers wave British flags during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Actor Timothy Spall portrays Winston Churchill as he
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Actor Timothy Spall portrays Winston Churchill as he delivers a speech from atop a representation of St. Stephens' Tower during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

A performer waves a British flag during the
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A performer waves a British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

The Olympic Stadium is shown during the Closing
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The Olympic Stadium is shown during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

British-Irish boy band One Direction performs during the
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British-Irish boy band One Direction performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the
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Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys,
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Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Performers cycle on the stage during the Closing
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Performers cycle on the stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Ray Davies sings
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Ray Davies sings "Waterloo Sunset", during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Lee Thompson of Madness performs during the Closing
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Lee Thompson of Madness performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Ray Davies sings
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Ray Davies sings "Waterloo Sunset", during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Performers cheer during the Closing Ceremony at the
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Performers cheer during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Actor Timothy Spall portrays Winston Churchill as he
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Actor Timothy Spall portrays Winston Churchill as he delivers a speech from a representation of St. Stephens' Tower during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Ray Davies sings
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Ray Davies sings "Waterloo Sunset", during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

The Olympic Stadium is shown during the Closing
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The Olympic Stadium is shown during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

A performer scales a representation of Tower Bridge
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A performer scales a representation of Tower Bridge during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at
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An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Madness performs
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Madness performs "Our House" during the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys,
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Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

A British military marching band performs during the
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A British military marching band performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

One Direction perform during the Closing Ceremony at
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One Direction perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys,
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Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

One Direction perform during the Closing Ceremony at
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One Direction perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Emeli Sande performs 'Read All About It' during
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Emeli Sande performs 'Read All About It' during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Britain's Prince Harry applauds during the Closing Ceremony
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Britain's Prince Harry applauds during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

An artist imitating Winston Churchill performs during the
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An artist imitating Winston Churchill performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) rehearses ahead of the
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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. (August 11, 2012)

The sun sets behind the Olympic stadium before
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The sun sets behind the Olympic stadium before the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium
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The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

Fans take pictures in the Olympic Stadium before
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Fans take pictures in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

The sun sets behind the Olympic stadium before
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The sun sets behind the Olympic stadium before the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 12, 2012)

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