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In pictures: Notting Hill Carnival 2010's colourful costumes

Notting Hill Carnival - kids in blue and yellow costumes

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The two-day event happens every August bank holiday weekend.

Notting Hill Carnival - girl in orange and white costume

The first day, Sunday, is Children's Day and there are prizes for the best costumes! We reckon this girl has a good chance!

Notting Hill Carnival - girl in black feathered costume

People who come to the carnival are treated to massive parade of dancers, music and floats along a three and a half mile route.

Notting Hill Carnival - person in blue wave costume

The colourful carnival is billed as the biggest street party in Europe, with people dancing in the streets as music blares out of sound systems.

Notting Hill Carnival - drummers

And judging by all these drummers, it's probably one of the loudest street parties in Europe too!

Notting Hill Carnival - people in rainbow costumes

On the second day, Monday, it's the turn of the adults to take centre stage.

Notting Hill Carnival - woman in orange flower costume

People who take part in the parade often spend months preparing their costumes.

Notting Hill Carnival - man in peacock costume

The carnival has been going since 1966 - the same year that England last won the World Cup!