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Paralympics Closing Ceremony lights up London sky (PHOTOS)
Monday, September 10th, 2012

The Paralympics Closing Ceremony lit up the London sky on Sunday night, as Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z performed to mark the end of the Games.

"What a golden summer it has been for our country," said Prime Minister David Cameron, according to the Associated Press. "I think it has given us a tremendous lift, I think it has brought the country together."

Britain finished third in the Paralympic standings, with 120 medals.

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Flame throwers light up the arena during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Dean Mouhtaropoulos - AFP/Getty Images)
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Smoke and flames fill the arena during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and President of the IPC Sir Philip Craven MBE observe the National Anthem during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and President of the IPC Sir Philip Craven MBE arrive in the arena during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Circus artists perform during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Dennis Grombkowski - AFP/Getty Images)
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Guy Berryman, Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland of Coldplay perform during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Performers on skates enter the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Pyrotechnics burn during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Hannah Johnston - AFP/Getty Images)
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Rihanna performs with Will Champion, Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman of Coldplay during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Dean Mouhtaropoulos - AFP/Getty Images)
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Singer Rihanna performs during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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The Paralympic flag is carried during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Dennis Grombkowski - AFP/Getty Images)
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Swimmer Eleanor Simmonds and athlete Jonnie Peacock light torches from the flame of the Paralympic cauldron as it is extinguished during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Paralympians enjoy the atmosphere during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Jay-Z and Rihanna perform during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Artists representing Rio 2016 perform during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Michael Steele - AFP/Getty Images)
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Paralympians enjoy the atmosphere during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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A performer is transported across the arena during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Michael Steele - AFP/Getty Images)
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A stilted artiste performs during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view of the show during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Dennis Grombkowski - AFP/Getty Images)
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Fireworks light up the stadium as dancers perform during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Peter Macdiarmid - AFP/Getty Images)
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Fireworks light up the stadium during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England.

(Julian Finney - AFP/Getty Images)
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