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Carnival-goers fall silent for Grenfell Tower blaze victims

By Peter Cary

Revellers at the Notting Hill Carnival have observed a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Those attending the west London event, smattered with paint and wearing brightly-coloured clothes, bowed their heads in respectful silence for those caught in the tragedy on June 14, when at least 80 people lost their lives.

The moment was concluded with a spontaneous round of applause and cheers from the hundreds of thousands of revellers who had turned up to celebrate on the bank holiday weekend.

Dozens of white doves were released to mark the start of the festivities earlier on Sunday, in memory of the Grenfell victims.

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