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Photo Galleries Sunday, 4 August, 2002, 21:59 GMT 22:59 UK
Commonwealth curtain closes

The City of Manchester Stadium was packed to capacity
The Manchester crowd, who have played such a part in the Games, pack the stadium for the ceremony

Commonwealth Games, closing ceremony
Flag bearers from every Commonwealth country surround the stage during the showpiece event

The Queen at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony
Even the Queen cannot escape the driving Manchester rain as she shelters under an umbrella

The Commonwealth Games have fallen in the Queen's jubilee year
A jubilee gift for Her Majesty The Queen enters the stadium in front of the 38,00 sell-out crowd

The Blairs watch the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games
Cherie Blair takes refuge from the weather as the Prime Minister watches events unfold

Will Young sings at the closing ceremony
A host of celebrities from the music world, including Will Young, perform as the teeming rain continues

A huge firework display ended the night.
A spectacular fireworks display provides the finale to the ceremony, lighting up the Manchester skyline


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