In Pictures: Commonwealth Games closing ceremony bursts with colour

It was time to celebrate all who took part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, with fireworks, singing, dancing and speeches, plus appearances from the likes of Usain Bolt.

Usain Bolt and Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi the blue koala on stage (Martin Rickett/PA)
Usain Bolt and Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi the blue koala lit up the stage (Martin Rickett/PA)
Athletes enter the stadium bearing flags (Danny Lawson/PA)
Athletes were all smiles as they entered the stadium proudly bearing their flags (Danny Lawson/PA)
Isle of Man athletes wave flags in the closing ceremony in Australia's Gold Coast (Martin Rickett/PA)
Isle of Man athletes were among those waving their flags at the closing ceremony on Australia's Gold Coast (Martin Rickett/PA)
2018 Commonwealth Games - Closing Ceremony
Crowds took photos with their smartphones as the ceremony at the Carrara Stadium came to a close (Martin Rickett/PA)
Lady Sanity performs during the closing ceremony
Lady Sanity performed during the closing ceremony ... (Martin Rickett/PA)
Prince Edward delivers a speech during the ceremony  (Martin Rickett/PA)
... while Prince Edward delivered a speech (Martin Rickett/PA)
The Commonwealth Games Federation flag is carried at the stadium (Danny Lawson/PA)
The Commonwealth Games Federation flag was carried through the stadium in style (Danny Lawson/PA)
The flag for Birmingham 2022 is handed to Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Anne Underwood by Chairman of Commonwealth Games England Ian Metcalfe as part of the handover ceremony (Martin Rickett/PA)
The flag for Birmingham 2022 was handed to Lord Mayor of Birmingham Anne Underwood by chairman of Commonwealth Games England Ian Metcalfe as part of the handover ceremony (Martin Rickett/PA)
A live performance from Victoria Square in Birmingham shown on the big screen at the Carrara Stadium (Mike Egerton/PA)
A live performance from Victoria Square in Birmingham was shown on the big screen at the Carrara Stadium (Mike Egerton/PA)
Dancers perform in celebration of the 2018 Games (Danny Lawson/PA)
Dancers performed in celebration of the 2018 Games (Danny Lawson/PA)
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