This is it! London 2012 came to an end with a stunning closing ceremony. They truly ‘inspired a generation’. And these are just a few of the stills from the ceremony.
The stems of the Olympic Cauldron open outwards as the outline of a flaming, 20m-wide phoenix rises out of it
Union flags mark the arrival of Prince Harry
The Stadium is alive with the sound of music: Member of the legendary ‘Monty Python’ comic group, Eric Idle, leads the crowd in a heart-warming rendition of the famous song ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’.
Brian May of Queen performs alongside of Jessie J
Jessie J performs at the closing ceremony
Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony
Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) arrives amidst dry ice, performers, an inflatable Octopus and rapturous applause to play dance hits ‘Right Here, Right Now’ and ‘Rockafeller Skank’.
Brazilian artists perform in the handover to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Closing Ceremony