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In pictures: Notting Hill Carnival

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of west London for the colourful annual event.

The second and final day of the Notting Hill Carnival is under way in London.

Here are some the best images from the parade:

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Hundreds of thousands of revellers took to the streets in west London (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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the second and final day of the annual August bank holiday event, which traditionally celebrates the capital's Caribbean communities (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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The colourful carnival has seen a series commemorations over the Grenfell Tower tragedy (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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A heavy police presence marked the tree-lined streets leading to the main parade route (Yui Mok/PA)
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The first day of the parade saw more than 100 arrests among spectators (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Scotland Yard had been criticised over its policing ahead of the parade (Tim Ireland/AP)
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The release of dozens of white doves marked the start of the festivities (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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The London Ambulance Service said it had treated 344 patients during the first day of carnival (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Dancers from around the world take part in the show (Tim Ireland/AP)

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