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Day 2 of Notting Hill party

The sun came out for the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival as hundreds of thousands crammed to enjoy west London's annual explosion of colour and music.

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Up to 1 million people are expected to attend Carnival

Up to one million people are expected to attend the Carnival to experience Caribbean culture, food, music and dance.

Dancers from Kinetika Bloco take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Thumping basslines, sizzling meat and tooting whistles filled the air as giant floats made their way from Westbourne Park Underground station, up Kensal Road, along Ladbroke Grove and down Westbourne Grove in West London.

One of the first groups to take to the streets was the charity Kinetika Bloco, whose dancers wore pink, green and white costumes while a brass band played songs from The Clash's Rock the Casbah to Daft Punk's Get Lucky.

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