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Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place

The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe, is expected to attract around 1m revellers

Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place
Revellers pose on the family day at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 26, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966. (Getty Images)
Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place
Carnival-goers fill the streets on the family day at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 26, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966. (Getty Images)
Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place
Revellers prepare to perform on the family day at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 26, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966. (Getty Images)
Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place
Revellers cover each other in paint and flour on the family day at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 26, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966. (Getty Images)
Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place
Revellers cover each other in paint and flour on the family day at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 26, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966. (Getty Images)
Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place
Revellers cover each other in paint and flour on the family day at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 26, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966. (Getty Images)
Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place
Revellers cover each other in paint and flour on the family day at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 26, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966. (Getty Images)
Annual Notting Hill carnival celebrations take place
Revellers prepare to perform on the family day at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 26, 2012 in London, England. The annual 2-day carnival, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revellers, has taken place every August Bank Holiday since 1966. (Getty Images)