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  • The Olympic Cauldron in position to be extinguished during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Dancers perform during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Olympic flame is extinguished near the end of the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Alessandra Ambrosio dances with Renato Sorriso as recording Marisa Monte performs in a Carnivale celebration during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Olympic cauldron during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Carnival dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • The comedy troupe Monty Python performs a song during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • A human cannonball prepares for launch during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jacques Rogge hands the Olympic Flag to the Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Olympic flame is extinguished during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Recording artist Jesse J. performs with Brian May (guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums) of Queen during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • A human cannonball celebrates after landing in a net during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Matt Bellamy of Muse performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as performers watch as the Olympic flame is extinguished during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks go off with the Olympic Cauldron in the foreground during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks go off with the Olympic Cauldron in the foreground during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks go off with the Olympic Cauldron in the foreground during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks go off with the Olympic Cauldron in the foreground during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks go off with the Olympic Cauldron in the foreground during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell flies down above the cauldron during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • A phoenix descends into the stadium bearing Darcy Bussell , prima ballerina to dance during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view dancers performing during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view as the Olympic flame is extinguished during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • More than 160 Guards from the Houshold Division Ceremonial State Band march during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Hackney Colliery Band performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Performers dance with Union Jack flags during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. USA TODAY Sports
  • German high jumper Ariane Friedrich celebrates during the parade of athletes during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • A performer with the Union Flag emerges from Big Ben during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • A general view during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Pete Townshend of The Who plays during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • London Organizing Committee president Sebastion Coe speaks during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jacques Rogge, Prince Henry and Kate Middleton in the audience during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Flag bearers enter the stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fatboy Slim performs during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jessie J and Tinie Tempah and Taio Cruz perform during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Flag bearers carry the flags during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice of the Spice Girls performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Fireworks go off with the Olympic Cauldron in the foreground during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Recording artists Spice Girls perform during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Recording artist Victoria Beckham as Posh Spice performs with the Spice Girls during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • The United States delegation make their way through the stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • The United States delegation make their way through the stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Athletes parade in during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • The United States delegation make their way through the stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Silver medalist Abel Kirui (KEN), gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich (UGA), bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (KEN), are introduced during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Olympic volunteers are recognized during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Bryshon Nellum holds the United States flag during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda celebrates with his Olympic marathon gold medal during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
    
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The 2012 Olympics came to an end on Sunday in London. Check out photos from the Closing Ceremony.

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