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Glasgow's West End Festival parade takes to the streets

West End Festival
Image caption Performers will take to the streets for the West End Festival parade

More than 500 costumed characters, samba bands and musicians will take to the streets of Glasgow this weekend as the West End Festival gets under way.

The three-week long event is a celebration of independent arts, music, food and fashion.

This year's festival starts with a colourful samba busking session in the Botanic Gardens on Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday thousands of revellers are expected for the famous parade through Kelvingrove Park.

More than 600 events are taking place as part of this year's festival programme.

Last year the festival, now in its 16th year, attracted 160,000 people.

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