Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Notting Hill Carnival 2012

This year's Notting Hill Carnival was held from the 27-28 August. More than one million revellers descended on the capital, taking part in Europe's biggest street festival. Dancers wearing vibrant costumes paraded along the packed three and a half mile route in west London, to the sounds of traditional steel drums. The lines of colourful floats were accompanied by more than 40 static sound systems and scores of Caribbean food stalls during the event, which is now in its 48th year. A massive security operation was also in force, with thousands of police officers being present, ensuring the  security of all the visitors. According to Scotland Yard, "a total of 5.000 officers were on duty on Sunday, followed by 7.000 officers on Monday".   

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