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25/02/2018 20:18 SAST | Updated 27/02/2018 00:17 SAST

Stunning Photos Capture The 2018 Olympics' Closing Ceremony In All Its Glory

The action-packed ceremony featured everything from roller-blading pandas to K-pop musicians.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, went out with a bang on Sunday, with its closing ceremony featuring an array of fireworks, light shows, roller-blading pandas, K-pop musicians and ― of course ―some of the world’s top athletes.

The vibrant, action-packed ceremony capped more than two weeks of competitions between 92 countries and more than 2,000 athletes. It also opened the doors to the next Winter Olympic Games, with the Olympic flag being lowered and handed to the mayor of Beijing, whose city will host the 2022 Games.

Until then, check out some of the event’s best photos below:

  • FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT via Getty Images
    The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics' closing ceremony offered a range of entertainment, from vibrant, neon lights and fireworks to roller-blading pandas.
  • Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters
    Vibrant red fireworks explode above the final ceremony.
  • FLORIAN CHOBLET via Getty Images
    Korean musician Yang Tae-hwan, 13, performs during the closing ceremony.
  • Issei Kato / Reuters
    The 2018 competitions featured 92 countries and more than 2,000 athletes.
  • David Ramos via Getty Images
    Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States walk with Team USA in the Parade of Athletes.
  • Damir Sagolj / Reuters
    German silver ice hockey players celebrate during the closing ceremony.
  • Issei Kato / Reuters
  • Murad Sezer / Reuters
    Athletes from North Korea and South Korea wave their flags.
  • Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters
    A French athlete is held in the air alongside France's flag.
  • John Sibley / Reuters
    Pita Taufatofua of Tonga, Liu Jiayu of China, Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. and Ryom Tae-ok of North Korea attend the ceremony.
  • Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters
  • Dan Istitene via Getty Images
    Singer Oh Yeon-joon performs the Olympic Anthem.
  • John Sibley / Reuters
    Volunteers participate in the ceremony while holding globes.
  • Issei Kato / Reuters
  • David Ramos via Getty Images
    Boy band EXO performs.
  • Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
    South Korean K-Pop singer CL performs.
  • David Ramos via Getty Images
  • Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters
  • Damir Sagolj / Reuters
  • Murad Sezer / Reuters
  • Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
  • Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters
  • Christian Hartmann / Reuters
  • Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters
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  • Hyoung Chang via Getty Images
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  • Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook, Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser, and Kim Yong Chol of the North Korea delegation attend the ceremony.
  • David Ramos via Getty Images
    Fireworks explode near the conclusion of the closing ceremony.
  • Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters
    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach attends the ceremony with Pyeongchang Mayor Shim Jae Kook and Beijing Mayor Chen Jining.
  • Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters
    International Olympics Committee President Thomas Bach waves the Olympic flag.

CORRECTION: A wire photo caption in a previous version of this story mistakenly indicated that MILCK performed at the ceremony.