In pictures: Olympics Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony took place last night (12 August) at the Olympic Stadium with performances from artists including Jessie J, Take That and One Direction.

In pictures: Olympics Closing Ceremony
In pictures: Olympics Closing Ceremony

The ceremony featured a mockup version of the London skyline with scaled down models of the Gherkin and Big Ben. Iconic British celebrities played their part, including Russell Brand and Eric Idol.

More than 4,100 performers, including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 school children from the six east London Host Boroughs, attended the Ceremony.

The event kicked-off with ‘A Symphony of British Music’ to celebrate the fact that music has been one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years.

A handover to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games took place to the end of the show with the Olympic Flame extinguished, signalling the end of the contest.

Our Closing Ceremony picture gallery is here.

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