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Notting Hill Carnival: Europe's biggest street festival

Published 2032 GMT (0432 HKT) August 27, 2012
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Police officers direct a participant at the Notting Hill Carnival in London on Monday, August 27. The annual two-day festival is billed as the largest of its kind in Europe and is expected to attract around 1 million revelers. It has taken place every August bank holiday since 1966. Getty Images
A young carnival-goer prepares to perform on Monday. Getty Images
A dancer with "Blessed" tattooed on her lower back performs. Getty Images
Drummers walk through the streets of London on Monday, the second day of the carnival. Getty Images
A dancer is seen through the sheer cloth of another costumed performer on Sunday. Getty Images
Young girls prepare to perform on Sunday. Getty Images
Dancers roll on the ground Monday. Getty Images
Members of the Paraiso School of Samba perform Monday. Getty Images
A woman and child move through dancers on family day. Getty Images
Carnival-goers cover each other in paint and flour on Sunday. Getty Images
Dancers wait to perform on Monday. Getty Images
A man is covered in black paint on the carnival's family day. Getty Images
People covered in paint attend the carnival on Sunday. Getty Images
Participants take a break on the first day of the festival. Getty Images
Members of the Paraiso School of Samba check their costumes before performing Monday. Getty Images
A man covered in paint rests against a wall on the sidelines of the carnival. Getty Images
A large mound of trash piles up during Sunday's festivities in London. Getty Images
A dancer cheers during a performance on Monday. Getty Images
Paraiso School of Samba dancers prepare to perform. Getty Images
A costumed performer poses Monday in front of a London police officer. Getty Images