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The Invictus Games closing ceremony

Prince Harry and rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams have sent off the 2017 Invictus Games in style.

Former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and former Team UK captain Dave Henson welcomed athletes onto the stage to thunderous applause from the international crowd.

Alongside Springsteen and Adams, there were also performances by Coeur de pirate, Kelly Clarkson and Bachman & Turner.

The 2017 Games in Toronto featured competitors from 17 countries participating in 12 different sports.

Former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod was the winner of the Jaguar Award for exceptional performance, determination and dedication.

Team Afghanistan won the Land Rover Above and Beyond Award for sportsmanship, commitment and spirit.

Prince Harry told the crowd to carry on the Invictus spirit when they returned to their home nations:

“This is the moment. Right here, right now, shoulder to shoulder, you are Invictus.”

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