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Monday, August 13, 2012 11:56 AM
London 2012 came to an end tonight (12.08.12) as the Olympic flame was extinguished inside the Olympic Stadium.
Check out all the photos of the Closing Ceremony here!
The UK capital handed over hosting duties to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil following the Closing Ceremony in the stadium in Stratford, east London.
London Mayor Boris Johnson passed the flag over to his Brazilian counterpart Eduardo Paes before Rio performed an eight-minute segment to show what the world has to look forward to in four years.
London 2012 chairman Lord Sebastian Coe addressed the crowd before handing over to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, who announced the Games were over and the flame started to be extinguished.
Take That then took to the stage with the flame going out behind to perform their hit 'Rule the World'.
It was the first time Gary Barlow - whose fourth child, daughter Poppy, was delivered stillborn last weekend - had been out in the public following the tragic news.
He was joined by bandmates Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange, while Robbie Williams couldn't make it as he is in Los Angeles awaiting the arrival of his first child.
World famous ballet dancer Darcey Bussell then took to the stage with a host of other dancers before the flame went out for good.
The Who then closed the show with a medley of 'Baba O'Riley', 'See Me, Feel Me' and 'Listening to You' before ending it with the crowd-pleasing 'My Generation'.
The Spice Girls reunited to perform at the Closing Ceremony.
The 90s girl band - made up of Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Mel C - arrived individually on the top of five London taxis while belting out their hits 'Wannabe' and 'Spice Up Your Life' in the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London.
It was the first time the five-piece had performed together in over four years and was one of the most eagerly-anticipated parts of the Symphony of British Music section in the ceremony.
The section opened with Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocking the stadium before a specially-made video of late Beatles legend John Lennon singing his classic 'Imagine' was played while a children's choir sang along inside the venue.
George Michael than gave his first performance since recovering from pneumonia last year by belting out 'Freedom' and new single White Light.
Kaiser Chiefs performed a version of The Who's 'Pinball Wizard' before a montage of David Bowie hits were played, which saw supermodels including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell strut down a runway to his classic 'Fashion'.
Others to perform in the section included Jessie J, Fatboy Slim, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz, Annie Lennox, Russell Brand, Muse, Muse, while Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher performed classic Oasis tune 'Wonderwall'.
Monty Python's Eric Idle had the whole stadium singing along with him as he sang 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life', which included a segment of him joining in with a group of Bollywood dancers.
Following a video of the late Freddie Mercury singing to the crowd, his Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor took to the stage with Jessie J to sing 'We Will Rock You' to close the section.
Emeli Sande opened the Closing Ceremony.
The British singer performed a cover of Professor Green's 'Read All About It' as she kicked off the hugely-anticipated event in the Olympic Stadium, in Stratford, east London.
Her performance was followed by a rendition from the cast of West End show 'Stomp' ahead of the official arrival of Britain's Prince Harry, who was attending in place of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
1980s groups Madness and Pet Shop Boys sang their hits 'Our House' and 'West End Girls' respectively before boy band of the moment One Direction arrived to sing their smash 'What Makes You Beautiful'.
Ray Davies - former frontman of The Kinks' - then had the 80,000-strong crowd singing along to his classic 'Waterloo Sunset'.
Emeli then returned to the stage - which is a replica of London's main attractions - to finish off her version of 'Read All About It', while a montage of the most memorable moments from the London Games were shown on the big screen.
Following her performance, every flag from the competing nations were brought into the stadium, with Team GB's carried by gold medal-winning sailor Ben Ainslie, while all the athletes then made their way into the stunning venue.
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