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That's all, folks: the London 2012 Olympic Games have officially ended with a closing ceremony that held nothing back. In an ode to British pop, there were performances from the reunited Spice Girls, as well as boyband One Direction, the Kaiser Chiefs, Ray Davies, George Michael, and Elbow, among others. Athletes and onlookers commemorated the event's finish for more than an hour of wild celebrations. As mimes acted out Beatles songs, Batman and Robin burst from an exploding car and Winston Churchill read Shakespeare, the Olympic athletes streamed onto the field in a mass of flags and colors, probably relieved to be done with their competitions. The ceremony will be broadcast Sunday night on NBC.