Rio 2016: the Summer Games closes successfully with USA on the lead


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The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil's arts and was held in a wet Maracana.

Among the highlights were Tokyo's impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade.

One of the biggest cheers of the night was for Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who turned into the video game plumber Super Mario and then popped out of a huge green pipe in the stadium.


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