Aug. 12, 2012: The London Olympics closed Sunday with American gold medals in wrestling and men's basketball and the men's marathon.

Sunday night, in the Closing Ceremonies, the focus was on British music and fashion with the usual frivolity and fireworks. There was a reunion of the Spice Girls, a number by Russell Brand and an appearance by Eric Idle.

View a slideshow of some of the highlights, by Associated Press photographers, here: