In pictures: Curtain closes on Rio's Games

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The ceremony opened with an 'Olympic wings' performance to celebrate the beauty, diversity, wildlife and the landmarks in Rio.

Performers stand in formation of the Christ the Redeemer
Performers stand in formation of the Christ the Redeemer (Chris Carlson/AP)

Costumed dancers perform
Costumed dancers perform (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Brazilian singer Martinho da Vila performs with his three daughters and one granddaughter
Brazilian singer Martinho da Vila performs with his three daughters and one granddaughter (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

The Olympic flame
The Olympic flame (Mike Egerton/PA)

Fireworks light up the sky
Fireworks light up the sky (Vincent Thian/AP)

Performers on a Brazilian flag
Performers on a Brazilian flag (Mike Egerton/PA)