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Pictures: History of the Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival is a two day street festival held in West London which has been going since 1966.
The carnival route is about 20 miles long. In 2010 around 1.5 million people visited the carnival over two days.
Women parading in swan costumes with people watching
The carnival is expected to start at 9am and finishes at 7pm.
A man wearing a red carnival costume
This year 4,500 extra police officers will be on duty to keep the carnival peaceful after the riots at the start of August.
London mayor Boris Johnson in between three women wearing colourful feathered headdresses
Calypso musicians and steelband performers are another key part of the carnival keeping up the historic ties with the Caribbean.
Women with large drums performing in rows
The carnival is made up of five different areas. Masquerade bands make up a lot of the carnival - they're the people who wear colourful costumes.
Women parading in yellow carnival costumes with yellow feathered headdress
The carnival lasts for two days over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The Sunday is always children's day where prizes are awarded for the best costumes.
A boy wearing face paints
The organisers of the first carnivals were from the West Indian community living in the Notting Hill area of London - now the carnival represents all of the Caribbean communities.
A policeman stood in between four women in carnival costumes
The very first carnival was set up to showcase the steel band musicians who played parts of London every weekend. When the bands marched through the streets of Notting Hill, people living in the area came out to see because it reminded them of the Caribbean homes they had left behind.
Three young people playing steel drums
The Notting Hill carnival is Europe's biggest street festival which has been going since 1966.
A woman wearing a carnival headress