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A 'spectacular' closing ceremony to end the 2012 Paralympic Games

10 September 2012 Last updated at 01:58 BST

The 2012 Paralympic Games have ended after a spectacular ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in London.

Acrobats and dancers performed to live music from the band Coldplay and other artists in what was described as a festival of fire.

Sir Philip Craven, the head of the International Paralympic Committee, called the event the greatest games ever held.

Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the London Olympic and Paralympic games, said sport and disability would never be thought of in the same way again.

The Olympic flame in London has now been extinguished and passed on to representatives from the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro where the next Games will be held in 2016.

Tim Allman reports.