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Last Updated: Monday July 12 2010 06:14 GMT

In pics: World Cup closing ceremony

Thousands of fans packed Soccer City stadium in Soweto to watch the World Cup final on Sunday evening.

Thousands of fans packed Soccer City stadium in Soweto to watch the World Cup final on Sunday evening.

The final kicked off with a closing ceremony.

The final kicked off with a closing ceremony.

Loads of important people attended - including former South African President Nelson Mandela. The crowds cheered as he was driven across the pitch with his wife Grace Machel.

Loads of important people attended - including former South African President Nelson Mandela. The crowds cheered as he was driven across the pitch with his wife Grace Machel.

Around 700 performers took part in the show - including Shakira who performed 'Waka Waka', the official World Cup song.

Around 700 performers took part in the show - including Shakira who performed 'Waka Waka', the official World Cup song.

It was performed on the field, which was transformed into a giant screen used to project the tournament's best moments.

It was performed on the field, which was transformed into a giant screen used to project the tournament's best moments.

The performers played all types of music associated with the country - from jazz to hip-hop, while giant elephant puppets glided across the field.

The performers played all types of music associated with the country - from jazz to hip-hop, while giant elephant puppets glided across the field.

Performers formed the shape of the vuvuzela - which has become so famous during this World Cup.

Performers formed the shape of the vuvuzela - which has become so famous during this World Cup.

To mark the end of the ceremony - and the start of the final game in South Africa, turned into the flags of the finalists - The Netherlands and Spain.

To mark the end of the ceremony - and the start of the final game in South Africa, turned into the flags of the finalists - The Netherlands and Spain.