Following the drama of the London 2012 Olympics was a closing ceremony of epic proportions, which included fireworks, dancers with wings, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and a performance by the Spice Girls. Take a look back and the dramatic visual closing party.
Thousands of excited fans watch the "Spice Girls" reunite at the Olympic Closing Ceremony.
The London 2012 Olympics came to an end with spectacular fireworks.
Kate Middleton and Prince Harry applaud the end of the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
A performer is suspended over the Olympic Stadium with fireworks sparkling off her costume.
Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) brings her angelic charm back to the world stage, performing with the "Spice Girls" for the first time since their reunion tour.
Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) wows the crowd performing with the "Spice Girls" during the Closing Ceremony.
Liam Gallagher, of the hit British band Oasis, performs "Wonderwall" during the Closing Ceremony.
An artist clad in a skirt made of umbrellas performs during the Closing Ceremony.
Bollywood dancers perform during a performance of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," by British comedian Eric Idle.
British comedian Eric Idle sings "Always Look on the Bright Side" during the Closing Ceremony.
Enthusiastic performers wave British Flags.
Jessie J rides through the stadium atop a Rolls Royce as she performs at the Closing Ceremony.
The lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs, Ricky Wilson, sings "The Who's" classic, Pinball Wizard, while riding in on a scooter.
Brand rides through the stadium on a psychedelic retro bus with go-go dancers.
Annie Lennox performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
British model Kate Moss poses on stage with a smoldering stare during the Closing Ceremony.
British rap singer Tinie Tempah performs at the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games in London on Aug. 12, 2012.
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
George Michael performs "Freedom" during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Games.
Confetti surrounds athletes waving their national flags during the Closing Ceremony, reminding viewers that the Olympics symbolize international unity and cooperation.
Japan's athletes parade during the Closing Ceremony waving Japanese and Union Jack flags.
Pretty in Pink: This athlete from the German team waves her homeland's flag during the athletes' parade at the Olympic stadium during the Closing Ceremony.
British boy band One Direction sings their smash hit, "What Makes You Beautiful" during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Performers clad in newspapers wave British flags during the Closing Ceremony.
Acrobats wow the crowd, performing tricks against a backdrop of newspaper print at the Closing Ceremony.
Artists don pointed orange hats at the Olympic stadium during the Closing Ceremony.
Performers form the shape of the Union Jack at the 2012 Closing Ceremony.
Britain's footballer David Beckham looks on ahead the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The Olympic Cauldron burns on during the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.