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It was all pop, rock and spice as London’s closing ceremony bid adieu to the Olympics and kept party rocking all the way to Rio with a theme of “A Symphony of British Music” on Sunday.
The skyline lit up with a breath-taking fireworks and the swanky Olympic stadium was virtually transformed into a jukebox as some of Britain's biggest pop stars and singers performed in an engrossing 'after show party'.
Billed as the biggest 'after show party', the Spice Girls appeared atop London's black taxis singing some of their chart-bursting numbers and there were others such as The Who, George Michael, Muse and Ed Sheeran who enthralled the capacity crowd of 80,000 who thronged the stadium.
The closing ceremony celebrated the achievements of athletes at the Games and also saw London handing over the baton to Rio de Janeiro, which is hosting the 2016 Games.
At the end of a three-hour ceremony, the Olympic flame was ceremoniously extinguished, marking the end of the 17-day sporting extravaganza which saw many Olympic and world record being re-written and many new heroes emerging.