In pictures: Paralympic Closing Ceremony

Fireworks are let off to signal the end of the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony
Fireworks are let off to signal the end of the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony Photo: John Walton/PA Wire

A 'Festival of Flame' has closed the Paralympic Games at London 2012.

Headline acts in the spectacular show included Coldplay and Rihanna.

Rihanna performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London Paralympic Games 2012
Rihanna performs during the Closing Ceremony for the London Paralympic Games 2012 Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Rihanna performs with Chris Martin of Coldplay during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony
Rihanna performs with Chris Martin of Coldplay during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Coldplay perform during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony
Coldplay perform during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Jay-Z and Rihanna perform during the Closing Ceremony
Jay-Z and Rihanna perform during the Closing Ceremony Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony
Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
performers during the closing ceremony
performers during the closing ceremony Credit: PA
Performers during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony
Performers during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Ellie Simmonds during the Closing Ceremony
Ellie Simmonds during the Closing Ceremony Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock light their torches from the Paralympic Flame
Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock light their torches from the Paralympic Flame Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds tweeted:

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What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. (Albert Pike)

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I think that sums up all the inspirational moments from the past few weeks of sport.. You can be somebody. You can inspire millions.

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It's sad that it's over. But think of the legacy that remains. This summer has changed the nation's attitude towards sport..

David Weir (centre left) and Sarah Storey
David Weir (centre left) and Sarah Storey Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Performers during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony
Performers during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
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I cheered so loudly when Sir Philip Craven said these had been the greatest Paralympics ever. And they have been #C4paralympics

Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium
Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium Credit: areth Fuller/PA Wire
Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium
Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium Credit: PA

The Games now head to Rio 2016.

Brazil perform during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony
Brazil perform during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire