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In pictures: The 2016 Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival, which has taken place annually since 1964, is a two-day event started by members of the Afro-Caribbean community, which sees costumed performers take to the streets in a parade and dozens of sound systems set up around the Notting Hill streets.

In pictures: The 2016 Notting Hill Carnival
A float with revellers makes it was down the parade route during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 28, 2016 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival, which has taken place annually since 1964, is expected to attract over a million people. The two-day event, started by members of the Afro-Caribbean community, sees costumed performers take to the streets in a parade and dozens of sound systems set up around the Notting Hill streets. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
In pictures: The 2016 Notting Hill Carnival
Performers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 28, 2016 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival, which has taken place annually since 1964, is expected to attract over a million people. The two-day event, started by members of the Afro-Caribbean community, sees costumed performers take to the streets in a parade and dozens of sound systems set up around the Notting Hill streets. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
In pictures: The 2016 Notting Hill Carnival
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 28, 2016 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival has taken place every year since 1966 in Notting Hill in north-west London and is one of the largest street festivals in Europe with more than a million people expected over two days. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
In pictures: The 2016 Notting Hill Carnival
A performer takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 28, 2016 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival, which has taken place annually since 1964, is expected to attract over a million people. The two-day event, started by members of the Afro-Caribbean community, sees costumed performers take to the streets in a parade and dozens of sound systems set up around the Notting Hill streets. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
In pictures: The 2016 Notting Hill Carnival
Performers in costume parade on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 28, 2016. Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London's Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: The 2016 Notting Hill Carnival
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 28, 2016 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival has taken place every year since 1966 in Notting Hill in north-west London and is one of the largest street festivals in Europe with more than a million people expected over two days. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
In pictures: The 2016 Notting Hill Carnival
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 28, 2016 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival has taken place every year since 1966 in Notting Hill in north-west London and is one of the largest street festivals in Europe with more than a million people expected over two days. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)