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<p>Fireworks explode over BC Place Stadium at the end of the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Fireworks explode over BC Place Stadium at the end of the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Fireworks explode over BC Place Stadium at the end of the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Former Canadian speedskater Catriona Le May Doan lights the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Former Canadian speedskater Catriona Le May Doan lights the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Former Canadian speedskater Catriona Le May Doan lights the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Performers wearing canoe outfits wave during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Performers wearing canoe outfits wave during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Performers wearing canoe outfits wave during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Michael Buble performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Michael Buble performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Michael Buble performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn takes a photo during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn takes a photo during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn takes a photo during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Jerry Lampen</p>

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) applauds as Gordon Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, waves a Canadian flag during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) applauds as Gordon Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, waves a Canadian flag during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) applauds as Gordon Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, waves a Canadian flag during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>A dancer dressed as a hockey player performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Jerry Lampen</p>

A dancer dressed as a hockey player performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

A dancer dressed as a hockey player performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>Japanese athlete Takahiro Fujimoto attends the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Japanese athlete Takahiro Fujimoto attends the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Japanese athlete Takahiro Fujimoto attends the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Neil Young performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen</p>

Neil Young performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Neil Young performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>Alanis Morissette performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Jerry Lampen</p>

Alanis Morissette performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Alanis Morissette performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>A general view of Michael Buble's performance during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A general view of Michael Buble's performance during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

A general view of Michael Buble's performance during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Gordon Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, wears antlers during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Gordon Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, wears antlers during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

Gordon Campbell, the Premier of British Columbia, wears antlers during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>U.S. speed skater Shani Davis waves to the crowd during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen</p>

U.S. speed skater Shani Davis waves to the crowd during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

U.S. speed skater Shani Davis waves to the crowd during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>A Canadian Mountie balloon is wheeled paraded during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

A Canadian Mountie balloon is wheeled paraded during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A Canadian Mountie balloon is wheeled paraded during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Japan's winter Olympic athletes walk out during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

Japan's winter Olympic athletes walk out during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Japan's winter Olympic athletes walk out during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko waves to the crowd during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko waves to the crowd during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko waves to the crowd during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Michael J. Fox pulls a giant lever while delivering his monologue during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Michael J. Fox pulls a giant lever while delivering his monologue during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Michael J. Fox pulls a giant lever while delivering his monologue during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>William Shatner performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/David Gray</p>

William Shatner performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

William Shatner performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Chad Kroeger of Nickelback performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Chad Kroeger of Nickelback performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Chad Kroeger of Nickelback performs during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Spectators reach for a giant balloon during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/David Gray</p>

Spectators reach for a giant balloon during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

Spectators reach for a giant balloon during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) lower the Olympic Flag at the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) lower the Olympic Flag at the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) lower the Olympic Flag at the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>The arms of the Olympic cauldron are lowered into the floor of the stadium during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.   REUTERS/David Gray</p>

The arms of the Olympic cauldron are lowered into the floor of the stadium during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

The arms of the Olympic cauldron are lowered into the floor of the stadium during the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Fireworks explode over BC Place Stadium at the end of the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.     REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)</p>

Fireworks explode over BC Place Stadium at the end of the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)

Fireworks explode over BC Place Stadium at the end of the closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)

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