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Video: Japan PM Shinzo Abe emerges from pipe as Super Mario during Rio closing ceremony

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerged from a green pipe dressed as Super Mario on Sunday during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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Japan set to host the next games in 2020.

The Olympic flag was officially passed to Tokyo’s governor.

A colourful teaser video included Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Pacman and Abe himself.

Video: Japan PM Shinzo Abe emerges from pipe as Super Mario during Rio closing ceremony