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The Best of the London Olympics Closing Ceremony
The 2012 Olympic Games came to a close as London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, passed on the Olympic flag decorated with the four symbolic rings to Eduardo Paes, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, who waved the over-sized flag with pride.

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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. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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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. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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A British military marching band performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kristy Wigglesworth)
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The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Melanie Chisholm of The Spice Girls performs during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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A performer is suspended over the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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The cauldron burns during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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The Olympic flame burns as spectators gather in Olympic Stadium to attend the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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A phoenix rises over the Olympic flame during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Spectators wave Brazilian flags as fireworks explode over the Olympic stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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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, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Ray Davies sings "Waterloo Sunset", during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Performers wave the British Flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Neil Tennant, singer of the Pet Shop Boys, performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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British DJ Fatboy Slim performs on a giant octopus during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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British DJ Fatboy Slim performs on a giant octopus during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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British-Irish boy band One Direction performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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British model Kate Moss poses on stage during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Fireworks go off during the closing ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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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 on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jeff J Mitchell, Pool)
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A performer stands atop a cannon during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Jessie J performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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British singer Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kristy Wigglesworth)
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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. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Britain's Prince Harry watch the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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British singer Tinie Tempah performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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An artist performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kristy Wigglesworth)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Brazillian artists for Rio 2016 perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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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, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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The Best of the London Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2012 Olympic Games came to a close as London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, passed on the Olympic flag decorated with the four symbolic rings to Eduardo Paes, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, who waved the over-sized flag with pride.

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