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In Pictures: Commonwealth Games closing ceremony bursts with colour

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are destined to go down as one of the greats, matched by the dazzle of the celebrations at the end.

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.

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Usain Bolt and Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi the blue koala on stage (Martin Rickett/PA)
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Athletes enter the stadium bearing flags (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Isle of Man athletes wave flags in the closing ceremony in Australia's Gold Coast (Martin Rickett/PA)
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2018 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
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Lady Sanity performs during the closing ceremony
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Prince Edward delivers a speech during the ceremony (Martin Rickett/PA)
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The Commonwealth Games Federation flag is carried at the stadium (Danny Lawson/PA)
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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)
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A live performance from Victoria Square in Birmingham shown on the big screen at the Carrara Stadium (Mike Egerton/PA)
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Dancers perform in celebration of the 2018 Games (Danny Lawson/PA)

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