Asian Games Closing Ceremony

Guangzhou 16th Asian Games ended with eclectic mix of fireworks, music, sounds. More than 7000 performers with 2500 students performed and said Good Bye to Asian Games 2010. About 42 9,704 athletes took part in 42 sports disciplines. [25 Shots]

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Performers act on stage as fireworks explode from Canton Tower (R) during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Performers dance on stage during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
erformers dance during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
The Asian Games cauldron is extinguished, marking the end of the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 27, 2010. An 'extraordinary' Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. Getty Images

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Fireworks explode to mark the end of the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 27, 2010. An 'extraordinary' Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. Getty Images

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
GUANGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 27: Sheik Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, waves to the crowd during the Closing Ceremony at Haixinsha Square on day fifteen of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 on November 27, 2010 in Guangzhou, China. Getty Images

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
GUANGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 27: Sheik Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, waves to the crowd during the Closing Ceremony at Haixinsha Square on day fifteen of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 on November 27, 2010 in Guangzhou, China. Getty Images

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Performers dance on stage during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Performers dance on stage during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Artists perform during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Performers dance on stage during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Performers dance during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Performers dance during the closing ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. An "extraordinary" Asian Games prepared to close after 15 days of thrills and spills that saw China reinforce its sporting credentials and Japan slip further behind. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Performers take part in the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. (REUTERS)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
The Asian Games couldron burns a few hours before the beginning of the closing ceremony, at the area that will be holding the closing ceremony, during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Gamal Belal Salem from Qatar competes in the men's marathon at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. (REUTERS)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
Ji Youngjun of South Korea holds aloft his child after winning the men's marathon at the triathlon venue during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
South Korean pop star Rain (C) is escorted by bodyguards after a last check of the stage a few hours before the beginning of the closing ceremony, during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. (AFP)

Asian Games Closing Ceremony
China's players celebrate with their gold medals during the victory ceremony for the women's volleyball at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)



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