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The Notting Hill Carnival off to a colorful start

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The Notting Hill Carnival has begun its second day of festivities in a vibrant display of color and sparkle. Carnival queens got celebrations underway wearing bright feather headbands and dazzling outfits as dancers prepared to welcome hundreds of thousands heading to west London on Monday. Day two of the event began with sunny spells allowing dancers to wear their vibrant outfits uncovered by ponchos and rain coats. (Reuters)

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Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


The grand finale of the Notting Hill Carnival, during which performers present their costumes and dance to the rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands along the streets of West London. Hundreds of thousands revellers are expected to take part in Notting Hill Carnival. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)


Crowds on Ladbroke Grove take part in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


Costumed revellers ahead of the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The carnival has been held every year since 1966 and one of the largest festival celebrations of its kind in Europe. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


A costumed reveller performs in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


Costumed revellers pose for a photo, ahead of the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


The grand finale (Monday Parade) of the Notting Hill Carnival, during which performers present their costumes and dance to the rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands along the streets of West London. Hundreds of thousands revellers are expected to take part in Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s largest street party and a celebration of Caribbean traditions and the capital’s cultural diversity. August 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)


The grand finale of the Notting Hill Carnival, during which performers present their costumes and dance to the rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands along the streets of West London. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)


Costumed revellers walk past a memorial for the victims of the Grenfell fire during the parade at the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


A costumed reveller poses for a picture ahead of the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


A band practices ahead of the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


A Carnival-goer takes on the rain near Ladbroke Grove on August 26, 2018 during Notting Hill Carnival in London, England. (Photo: Alex McBride/Getty Images)


Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


The grand finale (Monday Parade) of the Notting Hill Carnival, during which performers present their costumes and dance to the rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands along the streets of West London. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)


Crowds on Ladbroke Grove take part in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)


The grand finale of the Notting Hill Carnival, during which performers present their costumes and dance to the rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands along the streets of West London. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)