Spectators wave prior the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 at the Olympic stadium in London. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages)
'Sunset' on the games
Ray Davies sings the Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" as London says farewell to the Olympics during Sunday night's closing ceremony for the 2012 Summer Games. MORE: Look back at the top moments of an incredible opening ceremony.
We are Mused
Muse's guitar player Matthew Bellamy performs at Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on Sunday night. MORE: Fans show off their colorful Olympic pride.
A performer soars high above the Olympic Stadium floor during the closing ceremony in London.
Wings and rings
Olympic imagery includes a bird of flames as the cauldron burns during its last moments on Sunday.
Don't we look cute?
Performers take photographs of each other during the closing ceremony. Someday, they can tell the grandkids why they were wearing such funky costumes. MORE: They said what?! Keep up with all the juicy athlete tweets.
Who are you?
Pete Townshend (left) and Roger Daltrey, remaining original members of The Who, perform at Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony.
You buying this Brand?
Comedian/actor Russell Brand performs a song from "Willy Wonka" during the closing ceremony, surrounded by a crew that is supposed to drive up the whimsy factor.
I go to Rio
British performer Seu Jorge sings during the portion of the closing ceremony devoted to the next home of the Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro.
A certain glow
Performers wearing glowing headwear dance during the Rio portion of the closing ceremony on Sunday night. MORE: Olympic athletes are becoming stars in London. Find out what makes them tick.
That other Kate
British model Kate Moss struts on the runway during the salute to fashion in the Sunday night show at Olympic Stadium.
Monthy Python's Eric Idle belts out "Always Look at the Bright Side of Life" as the closing ceremony makes sure not to take itself too seriously.
Think you could tell who this is?
British singer Ed Sheeran performs Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" on Sunday night at Olympic Stadium.
While a video of John Lennon singing "Imagine" plays, performers put together a sculpture of Lennon's face.
Adding some class
Ballerina Darcey Bussell performs with the Royal Ballet during the closing ceremony. Was this during the part when the Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing" was being sung? MORE: They said what?! Keep up with all the juicy athlete tweets.
Got a light?
Re-creating a Pink Floyd album cover, a tightrope walker performs during a rendition of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" during the closing ceremony.
Performers watch as the Olympic flame is extinguished during the closing ceremony in London Sunday night. It will next be lighted for the Summer Games in four years in Rio de Janeiro. MORE: Look back at the top moments of an incredible opening ceremony.
The last flicker
The final bit of Olympic flame is visible just before it goes out, ending London's games. MORE: Fans show off their colorful Olympic pride.
Black and white and worn all over
Performers dressed in newspapers during the closing ceremony. Think they'd mind if we worked on the crossword puzzle?
Sing it, chief
The Kaiser Chiefs rock the crowd during the closing ceremony on Sunday night.
London Olympic Games - Day 16. Norman Cook a.k.a. Fatboy Slim performs during the London Olympic Games 2012 Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London. MORE: Look back at the top moments of an incredible opening ceremony.
Fatboy Slim performs in the middle of an octopus stage on Sunday night. In context, it all makes sense. Or not.
Recording artist Tinie Tempah performs during the closing ceremony.
A performer in a makeshift flying machine soars above the crowd at Olympic Stadium. It's not clear whether there is a baggage charge on this flight.
Not quite Oasis
Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer of Beady Eye perform during the closing ceremony. Beady Eye is the successor to Oasis, formed when Liam's brother, Noel, quit the band.
Look into his Beady Eye
Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher claps along to his band. The Olympic Stadium crowd surely joined in. MORE: Full Olympics results.
One way to beat Bolt
Chachi Valencia prepares to be shot 165 feet into the air via a cannon during the closing ceremony on Sunday night.
Who's going to catch him?
When they told Chachi Valencia he'd be a big shot at closing ceremony of the Olympics, do you think they explained this part?
Now, that's Scary
Melanie Brown, Scary Spice of the Spice Girls, works it out during the Girls' performance on Sunday night. MORE: Fans show off their colorful Olympic pride.
Go ahead, tell her what you want
Geri Halliwell, the Spice Girls' Ginger Spice, performs with her Girls on Sunday night.
The Spice Girls perform atop cabs at Olympic Stadium.
Gosh, it's Posh
Victoria Beckham, back in Posh Spice mode as she takes a break from being the world's most famous soccer mom, performs with the Spice Girls.
Still commanding the stage
A video of late Queen singer Freddie Mercury is shown on a big screen during the closing ceremony.
Jessie J performs "Price Tag" on Sunday night. Let's hope the price tag wasn't showing on her outfit.
Queen's Brian May lays down the licks while Jessie J sings on Sunday night. MORE: See what the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, got up to at the Olympics.
They are the champions
There is the queen, then there is Queen. Notice which one gets capitalized. Queen performs with Jessie J during Sunday night's closing ceremony. MORE: Fans show off their colorful Olympic pride.
Comedian/actor Russell Brand takes his turn on stage during Sunday's closing ceremony at Olympic Stadium. MORE: Look back at the top moments of an incredible opening ceremony.
Sweet dreams are made of Annie
Annie Lennox performs "Little Bird" during the closing ceremony on Sunday night.
Annie Lennox leans forward in the boat she entered the Olympic Stadium in while singing for the closing ceremony crowd.
Supermodels strut on the runway during a salute to fashion on Sunday night. MORE: Fans show off their colorful Olympic pride.
Ray Davies of the Kinks (center) performs amid distinctly costumed dancers at Olympic Stadium.
Wham, it's George
George Michael belts out "Freedom" for the Olympic Stadium crowd and an international audience.
In the spotlight
George Michael got a starring role as Great Britain showed off part of its stable of recording artists on Sunday night. MORE: Look back at the top moments of an incredible opening ceremony.
The late John Lennon makes an appearance during the closing ceremony, singing "Imagine" via video.
A large tribute
Performers assemble a sculpture representing the face of John Lennon on the Olympic Stadium floor on Sunday night.
If you build it ...
Performers at Olympic Stadium seem to be putting together a huge Lego structure.
Each dancer an event
Dancers represent each of the 303 Olympic events during Sunday's closing ceremony in London. MORE: Look back at the top moments of an incredible opening ceremony.
They got the beat
Members of physical theater group Stomp perform at the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony on Sunday. MORE: Fans show off their colorful Olympic pride.
We're havin' a party
Everyone is having a good time as artists perform during the closing ceremony on Sunday.
London's iconic Big Ben plays a role during part of the action of the closing ceremony at the Olympic stadium.
The British band Elbow takes the stage to help close out the Olympics on Sunday. MORE: They said what?! Keep up with all the juicy athlete tweets.
It must be love
Lee Thompson, saxophone player with Madness, is lifted above the stage during the closing ceremony at the Olympic stadium in London.
Dancers of a different stripe
Dancers in eye-catching outfits perform during the closing ceremony.
Is there a toll?
Another iconic piece of London, the Tower Bridge, is replicated in the closing ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games. MORE: Full Olympics results.
All of the night
The Kinks' Ray Davies performs during the closing ceremony on Sunday night.
Another finest hour
Actor Timothy Spall, playing late British prime minister Winston Churchill, pops out of the top of the replica Big Ben tower during the closing ceremony on Sunday night.
Sing all about it
Emeli Sande sings atop a newspaper-adorned stage while being driven around the track at Olympic Stadium.
Singing before closing time
Singer Emeli Sande performs during the closing ceremony. MORE: Fans show off their colorful Olympic pride.
Bright lights, big city
Olympic Stadium in London fires it up for Sunday's big finale — the closing ceremonies.
No, that's not the real Big Ben — but the one they recreated for the closing ceremonies looks awfully good nonetheless. Say, ya got the time?
Jumpin' 'Jack' Flash
A giant Union Jack is formed on the field — giving the world a chance for a final salute to the London Games.
Spectators wave as a giant Union Jack formation covers the field at Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremonies.