London Olympics 2012: Over to Rio

London Olympics 2012: Over to Rio

The Olympic flame is extinguished at the end of the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games in London. (AFP)

Dancers perform a routine at the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games in London. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)

Performers celebrate at the end of the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Olympic stadium in London. (AFP)

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, second from left, watches as the International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, center, hands the Olympic flag to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, right, during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic. (AP)

Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP)

British swimmer Hannah Miley throws confetti up in the air during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP)

The Who guitarist Pete Townsend, left, and singer Roger Daltrey perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Fireworks light up the Olympics Stadium during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Dignitaries including Britain's Prince Harry, Dutchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and British Prime Minister David Cameron watch the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (REUTERS)

A member of the 'Kaiser Chiefs' performs in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (REUTERS)

Flag bearer Bryshon Nellum walks with the U.S. flag as athletes entered closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (REUTERS)

British pop group The Spice Girls perform on the top of London taxis during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (REUTERS)

A general view of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (REUTERS)

Performers take part in the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (REUTERS)

A member of the Pet Shop Boys plays a saxophone during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (REUTERS)

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