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In pictures: Carnival Children's Day

Made-up face

A reveller puts on a happy face on Notting Hill Carnival's opening day - traditionally a chance for children to dress up.

A young girl in make-up

More than a million people are expected to visit the event throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

Boy in African headdress

The multi-cultural event is now in its 42nd year. About 200,000 people were expected to attend on Sunday.

Young girl dancers

Children's Day attracts hundreds of young people and families to its festive parades.

Girls in colourful dress

The carnival brings a feast of colourful costumes and music to the west London streets.

Child drinks water

But it proved thirsty work for one young, colourfully-dressed, child.

Notting Hill Carnival under way
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