LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Japan perform with the ball during the Group All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics Final Rotation on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Sunset in London
The sun sets behind the Olympic Stadium before Sunday's closing ceremony.
Take a tumble
Tamara Vega of Mexico falls off her horse Douce de Roulad during the equestrian show jumping stage of the women's modern pentathlon in London. Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania won the gold medal.
Burning to the last
The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the closing ceremony.
Daniel McConnell of Australia in action in the men's cross-country mountain bike race at Hadleigh Farm in Hadleigh, Essex. McConnell finished 21st, while the gold went to Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic.
Having a ball!
The Japanese team performs with the ball during the group all-around rhythmic gymnastics final.
No, it's not some newfangled swimming outfit from Speedo, it's Croatia coach Ratko Rudic — fully clothed — diving into the drink to celebrate his team's 8-6 victory over Italy in the men's water-polo gold-medal match.
Sure looks cute, but there is — sadly — a serious reason for this dog to be walking around the handball venue Sunday. It's a police dog, on a routine patrol, searching for potentially dangerous items.
All pedaled out
Looks like the Czech Republic's Jaroslav Kulhavy is down and out — but in fact the spent cyclist actually is celebrating his exhausting victory in the men's cycling cross-country mountain bike race, as photographers capture the moment.
Anton Ponkrashov of Russia (left) drives to the basket against Juan Gutierrez (center) of Argentina on Sunday during Russia's victory in the bronze-medal basketball game.
British Prime Minister David Cameron shares a light moment in front of No. 10 Downing Street with another famous No. 10 — Pele (left) — and other former Olympians as the Games came to a close on Sunday.
Putting the 'Great' in Great Britain
Gold medalist Anthony Joshua of Great Britain (right) poses with countryman Lennox Lewis on Sunday after the victory ceremony for the men's super heavyweight boxing.
Athletes run through the Leadenhall Market as they compete in the men's marathon.
Ivan Zaytsev (right) of Italy puckers up in celebration with his team in the stands after defeating Bulgaria to win the men's volleyball bronze medal match.
Tied up at the moment
Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan in action against Haislan Veranes Garcia of Canada in the men's freestyle wrestling 66 kg 1/8 final match.
At the close
A general view shows the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.