PHOTOS: 2012 Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

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  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Stomp performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; A performer pops out of the Big Ben holding a Union Jack flag during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Musical group One Direction performs during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; One Direction performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Madness performs the song our house during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; General view of performers during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Members of the group Pet Shop Boys wear orange sculptural headgear during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; 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
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Performers dance during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; The flagbearers assemble during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; A general view as the olympic athletes march in during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Members of the group Pet Shop Boys wear orange sculptural headgear during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Lee Thompson, saxophone player with Madness is lifted above the stage during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; A general view as performers stand on stage during the parade of athletes during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Union flags are waved from car windows during the playing of the British national anthem during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Massed Bands of the Household Division performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; 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
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Emeli Sande performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; General view of the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Fans cheer as the show begins during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; The Olympic flame burns in the prior to the start of the closing ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew P. Scott-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Stomp performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Performers dance during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; A general view as performers dance during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; A general view during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Madness performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; A general view as the British emblem is projected onto the stadium floor during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; A general view during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; USA track and field athlete Bryshon Nellum walks in with the American flag during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Recording artist Jessie J (left) performs with Brian May (middle) and Roger Taylor (right) of Queen during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Carnival dancers perform during the hanover to Rio segment of the program in the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Recording artist Marisa Monte performs during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Matt Bellamy of Muse performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Melanie Brown as Scary Spice performs with the Spice Girls on cabs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Victoria Beckham as Posh Spice performs with the Spice Girls on cabs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Russell Brand performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; A phoenix defends 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
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Eric Idle performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, waves the Olympic flag after receiving it from Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; 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
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Carnival dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Geri Halliwell aka Ginger Spice performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; George Michael performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; George Michael performs during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Celebrity supermodel Kate Moss on stage during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; The IOC Athlete's Commission recognizes the four newly elected members of the commission during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Stomp performs during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Japan makes their way through the stage during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Graham "Suggs" McPherson, lead singer of Madness performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Taio Cruz performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Fatboy Slim performs during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Supermodels on the runway during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
  • Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Recording artist Jessie J performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kryger-USA TODAY Sports
    
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The closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games featured a wide variety of performances from many British music and film icons.

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