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Fireworks shower the sky above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Fireworks explode above Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Spectators fill the seats at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony at Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A choir sings "Imagine" during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Americans, wearing white hats, watch the closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

One of the sets at the London Olympics closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony at Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Athletes run onto the field during the London 2012 closing ceremony at Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

George Michael performs during the closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Annie Lennox performs "Little Bird" at the closing ceremony at Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Annie Lennox performs "Little Bird" at the London Olympics closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Russell Brand performs Sunday night in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Fatboy Slim performs from inside the head of a giant octopus at the London Olympics closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, glides on top of a taxi as she performs with the rest of the Spice Girls in Sunday's closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The saxophonist from Madness is lifted into the air as the band plays on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Queen guitarist Brian May and Jessie perform "We Will Rock You" at the London Olympics closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The Pet Shop Boys, performing "West End Girls," are led in by a procession on bicycles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Singer Marisa Monte performs Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Performers rush off stage during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Madness performs at the closing ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Ballarina Darcey Bussell enters the stadium as a flaming phoenix during the London Olympics closing ceremony at Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony at Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Fireworks light up the sky over Olympic Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes waves the Olympic flag after receiving it from London Mayor Boris Johnson, left, via Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes waves the Olympic flag.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Fireworks erupt over Olympic Stadium, closing the 2012 London Summer Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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The London Olympics drew to a close on a high note with a celebration of music and life.

Framework presents a glimpse of the energy, the color and the excitement marking the culmination of the 2012 Summer Games.

Enjoy.

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2 Comments

  1. August 13, 2012, 6:34 pm

    ….that was the longest gathering of average b.s. I have ever seen……who books these events….or who produces…? I could not be the only one who feels this way…. M. Sheffield….

    By: thettt
  2. August 14, 2012, 2:09 am

    The choirs performing 'Imagine' were from John Lennon's home city and included Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir and Liverpool Signing Choir.

    By: Peter

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