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Notting Hill carnival 2017

by Jon Platt on August 28, 2017

Notting Hill Carnival: Thousands enjoy sound, salsa and sun

  • 43 minutes ago
  • From the sectionLondon
Performers line-upImage copyrightPAImage captionDancers from the Paraiso School of Samba observe their own minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

Hundreds of thousands of revellers descended on Notting Hill for the final day of carnival.

Rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture and celebrating community cohesion, the event took on extra significance following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Colourful floats passed within half a mile of the blackened tower and revellers were encouraged to lower their music and walk respectably.

People were asked to wear green to remember the victims of the fire.

Notting Hill Carnival: Thousands enjoy sound, sals
Media captionSounds and colours from the 2017 Notting Hill CarnivalPolice officers stand with a carnival performer