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Photos from the Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony

The Tokyo Olympics officially ends with the Closing Ceremony.

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Aug. 8 | Tokyo

People gather near the National Stadium to watch the fireworks launched during the closing ceremony.

Kantaro Komiya/AP

Kantaro Komiya/AP

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Fireworks go off during the closing ceremony.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

A view of the Olympic flame and the cauldron.

AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

The national flag of Japan is raised.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Performers arrive.

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OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Members of the Takarazuka Revue are seen during the closing ceremony.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Masked spectators watch.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

General view of flag bearers.

MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Flag bearer Kara Winger of Team United States.

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Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Athletes carrying nations’ flags attend the closing ceremony.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Flag bearers are seen.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Athletes take part in the athletes' parade.

FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Members of participating countries celebrate.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Fireworks go off.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

A singer performs.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

BMX stunt riders perform.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Dancers perform.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

From left, second-placed Kenya's Brigid Kosgei, first-placed Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir and third-placed USA's Molly Seidel celebrate on the podium.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Aug. 8 | Tokyo

President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach speaks.

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Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

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