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PHOTO ESSAY: London Olympics Closing Ceremony August 12, 2012


London, UK — The Closing Ceremony, which was executive produced by film director Stephen Daltry with Kim Gavin as Artistic Director and David Arnold as Musical Director, celebrated fifty years of British pop music.  Highlights included Annie Lennox in a goth rock number, a fashion show with top British models, including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, set to David Bowie’s “Fashion,” a reunion of The Spice Girls, a comedic segment starring Monty Python’s Eric Idle, and a rousing finale by The Who. In addition to the British entertainment, artists from Brazil performed a short piece as a preview of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

All photos courtesy The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited.  Please note that some performances portrayed in this photo essay were not included in the American television broadcast.  The London Paralympics, which includes its own opening and closing ceremonies, will take place August 29 – September 9, 2012 in the Olympic facilities.


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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