• A photo shows a view of the Olympic flame burning in the Olympic stadium prior to the start of the closing ceremony. (AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN)
  • British artist Russell Brand performs during the closing ceremony. (AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL)
  • British band The Spice Girls performs on top of London taxis. (AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE)
  • DJ Fatboy Slim appears on a giant luminous bubble. (AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN)
  • British singer Annie Lennox performs during the closing ceremony. (AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN)
  • British singer George Michael performs during the closing ceremony. (AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN)
  • Actors perform surrounded by representations of London landmarks. (AFP PHOTO / ANTONIN THUILLIER)
  • Artists carry a mock up Tower Bridge. (AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS)
  • Artists perform during the Brazilian contribution to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in east London on August 12, 2012. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE)
  • General view taken during the closing ceremony of the Union Jack lit up. (AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT)
  • Fireworks explode over the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony. (AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG)
  • A phoenix rises in front of the Olympic rings inside the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony. (AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN)
  • Fireworks explode from the periphery of the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. (AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX)