In Pictures: Birmingham bids farewell to Commonwealth Games
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The 2022 Commonwealth Games has come to a close after 11 days of sporting action with a ceremony showcasing Birmingham’s musical vibrancy.

The extravaganza, held at the Alexander Stadium, saw performances from artists including UB40, Beverley Knight, Dexys Midnight Runners, Goldie, The Selecter and Jorja Smith.

A tribute to hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders, described as “one of Birmingham’s major global exports of the past decade” formed part of a production celebrating the heritage of the West Midlands.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing CeremonyCompeting nations and their flagbearers wait to enter the show (Zac Goodwin/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Zac Goodwin

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing CeremonyTeam England walk out during the Closing Ceremony (Mike Egerton/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Mike Egerton

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing CeremonyThe crowd at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham (Zac Goodwin/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Zac Goodwin

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing CeremonyDexys performs Come On Eileen (David Davies/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - David Davies

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing CeremonyApache Indian performing (David Davies/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - David Davies

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing CeremonyMusical Youth (David Davies/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - David Davies

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing CeremonyPerformers on stage during the Closing Ceremony (Zac Goodwin/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Zac Goodwin

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing Ceremony(Zac Goodwin/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Zac Goodwin

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing Ceremony(Tim Goode/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Tim Goode

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing Ceremony(David Davies/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - David Davies

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games \u2013 Closing Ceremony(David Davies/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - David Davies

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