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Notting Hill celebrates decades old festival of unity

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Published : Aug 30, 2017, 1:03 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since 1966 and is led by the West Indian community. It is the one of the largest street festivals of its kind and in 2006, the UK public voted it onto the list of icons of England (Photo: AP)
The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since 1966 and is led by the West Indian community. It is the one of the largest street festivals of its kind and in 2006, the UK public voted it onto the list of icons of England (Photo: AP)
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Dancers perform during the Family Day parade at the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The police presence in London has been stepped up for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, a busy weekend street festival that attracts huge crowds. (Photo: AP)
Dancers perform during the Family Day parade at the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The police presence in London has been stepped up for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, a busy weekend street festival that attracts huge crowds. (Photo: AP)
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The Grenfell Tower fire occurred on 14 June 2017 at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats. It caused at least 80 deathsand over 70 injuries. However, a definitive death toll is not expected until at least 2018.(Photo: AP)
The Grenfell Tower fire occurred on 14 June 2017 at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats. It caused at least 80 deathsand over 70 injuries. However, a definitive death toll is not expected until at least 2018.(Photo: AP)
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The roots of the Notting Hill Carnival that took shape in the mid-1960s come from two separate but connected strands. One was in response to the Notting Hill riots and another was a hippe movement to spread unity. (Photo: AP)
The roots of the Notting Hill Carnival that took shape in the mid-1960s come from two separate but connected strands. One was in response to the Notting Hill riots and another was a hippe movement to spread unity. (Photo: AP)
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Costumed revellers perform in the Notting Hill Carnival. It was after the 1976 Notting Hill Carnival that the Police Federation pressed for the introduction of riot shields to protect police from objects thrown at them. (Photo: AP)
Costumed revellers perform in the Notting Hill Carnival. It was after the 1976 Notting Hill Carnival that the Police Federation pressed for the introduction of riot shields to protect police from objects thrown at them. (Photo: AP)
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Costumed revellers perform in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Notting Hill Carnival is very reminiscent of Jamaican dancehall sessions due to the sounding of the event creating a "space". (Photo: AP)
Costumed revellers perform in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Notting Hill Carnival is very reminiscent of Jamaican dancehall sessions due to the sounding of the event creating a "space". (Photo: AP)
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Revellers pause during a moment to honour the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, during the Notting Hill Carnival. (Photo: AP)
Revellers pause during a moment to honour the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, during the Notting Hill Carnival. (Photo: AP)
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Costumed revellers perform in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The carnival has been held every year since 1966 and one of the largest festival celebrations of its kind in Europe. (Photo: AP)
Costumed revellers perform in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The carnival has been held every year since 1966 and one of the largest festival celebrations of its kind in Europe. (Photo: AP)
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