Rio’s Goodbye Party: Images from the Closing Ceremony

After 2 weeks of intense competition, one last celebration in Rio.

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Fireworks explode at the end of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Carnival dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Brazilian singer Mariene De Castro performs during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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A dancer performs during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waves during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. He made his entrance, Super Mario-style, via a set piece resembling one of the video games' ubiquitous large green pipes.
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Dancers perform at the 'Love Sport Tokyo 2020' segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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The words "thank you" are projected in Portuguese and Japanese onto the playing field during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Brazilian singer Lenine performs during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Pita Taufatofua of Tonga jumps on stage during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Fireworks explode during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Singer Roberta Sa performs in the 'Heroes of the Games' segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Athletes walk during the "Heroes of the Games" segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Members of Team Netherlands walk during the 'Heroes of the Games' segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Members of Team United States walk during the 'Heroes of the Games' segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Team France takes part during the 'Heroes of the Games' segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Members of Team Australia take part in the 'Heroes of the Games' segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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USA's flag-bearer Simone Biles holds her country's national flag during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016.
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Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Rio , Brazil - 21 August 2016; Performers during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
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Children sing the national anthem of Brazil during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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