In Pictures: The Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony brings the curtain down on the Olympics

The Games are over for another four years

In Pictures: The Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony brings the curtain down on the Olympics

Fireworks lighted during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The 31st Olympic Games came to an end tonight like they started - with a vibrant ceremony at Rio's Maracana Stadium.

From choreographed dances and musical performances to fireworks  and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe getting a helping hand from Super Mario, the athletes and dignitaries bid farewell to the 2016 Games and also conducted the handover ceremony for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Relive some of the images from the Closing Ceremony below:

Rain falls in the Maracana Stadium before the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

 

Performers during the Rio Olympic Games 2016 Closing Ceremony at the Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Picture by: Mike Egerton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

 

The Olympic flame during the Rio Olympic Games 2016 Closing Ceremony at the Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Picture by: Mike Egerton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

 

 Performers stand in formation of the Christ the Redeemer during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

 

 Smartphone lights illuminate the ranks behind the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

 

 A celestial scene is projected on the floor during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

 

Ireland flag bearer Gary O'Donovan ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

 

 Flag bearers walk into the stadium during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

 

 President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach ©INPHO/James Crombie

 

 Ireland's flag bearer Gary O'Donovan ©INPHO/James Crombie

 

 The Brazilian flag is raised during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waves during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Tokyo will host the next Summer Games, in 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)