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Notting Hill Carnival opens with children's day

25 August 2013 Last updated at 19:00 BST

Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, has opened with thousands of revellers watching a parade of giant floats through London's streets.

Up to one million people are expected over two days for a feast of Caribbean culture, food, music and dance, now in its 49th year.

Hundreds of youngsters took part in the children's day of the carnival, which traditionally starts the event.

Greg McKenzie reports.

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