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The 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony takes place on Sunday, August 12, starting at 9 pm London local time. Here are some of the basics of the ceremony:
- It is expected to last a little under three hours.
- An estimated 4 billion people will tune in, which is more than half of the world’s population.
- About 15,000 people will participate in the ceremonies, with more than 4,000 performers.