30/08/2015 13:56 BST | Updated 30/08/2015 14:59 BST

Notting Hill Carnival 2015: Sunday 30th August In Pictures

Festivities were running high in London's Notting Hill on Sunday as one of the largest street festivals in Europe, the Notting Hill Carnival got underway. The carnival originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions.

Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend in the streets of London W11, there is always an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights and social solidarity.

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The carnival fills the streets around Notting Hill on Sunday and Monday and nearly one million people are expected to turn up to celebrate Caribbean culture. This annual event is considered the largest street demonstration in Europe.

Photo gallery Notting Hill Carnival 2015: Sunday See Gallery