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In Pictures: Birmingham bids farewell to Commonwealth Games

Musical acts and a tribute to Peaky Blinders featured.

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Birmingham (PA)

Birmingham (PA)

Birmingham (PA)

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.

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Competing nations and their flagbearers wait to enter the show (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Competing nations and their flagbearers wait to enter the show (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Competing nations and their flagbearers wait to enter the show (Zac Goodwin/PA)

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Team England walk out during the Closing Ceremony (Mike Egerton/PA)

Team England walk out during the Closing Ceremony (Mike Egerton/PA)

Team England walk out during the Closing Ceremony (Mike Egerton/PA)

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The crowd at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham (Zac Goodwin/PA)

The crowd at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham (Zac Goodwin/PA)

The crowd at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham (Zac Goodwin/PA)

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Dexys performs Come On Eileen (David Davies/PA)

Dexys performs Come On Eileen (David Davies/PA)

Dexys performs Come On Eileen (David Davies/PA)

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Apache Indian performing (David Davies/PA)

Apache Indian performing (David Davies/PA)

Apache Indian performing (David Davies/PA)

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Musical Youth (David Davies/PA)

Musical Youth (David Davies/PA)

Musical Youth (David Davies/PA)

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Performers on stage during the Closing Ceremony (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Performers on stage during the Closing Ceremony (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Performers on stage during the Closing Ceremony (Zac Goodwin/PA)

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