Scots singers Emeli Sande and Annie Lennox helped bring the London 2012 Olympic Games to a close in a spectacular closing ceremony at the city’s Olympic Stadium.
Billed as "the world's greatest after-party", the three-hour show featured some of the biggest names of British pop from decades past, including the Who, the Spice Girls, George Michael and the Pet Shop Boys.
Around 10,000 athletes, 80,000 spectators and a global audience watched on at the second celebration of British life, following on from Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony.
During the ceremonial part of the show, the Olympic flag was waved aloft by London Mayor Boris Johnson and passed by President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge into the hands of the Mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes.
It capped hugely successful Games for Team GB, who finished third in the overall medals table with a total of 65 including 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze.
In all, 44 world records were set during London 2012, with 117 Olympic records broken.
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