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When all you could see in London was feathers and colour!

August 31, 2016 08:42 IST

The streets of Notting Hill were transformed into a sea of colour and feathered costumes as the Notting Hill Carnival was held on two days – August 28 and 29.

Thousands of revellers took to the streets to celebrate during the festival’s 50th anniversary.

The carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and the second largest carnival in the world, just behind Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, with 2 million attendees

Scroll below to check out all the colour and madness from the carnival. 

Kiss me, won't you? A carnival reveller puckers up along side a policeman during the festivities. London was turned into one giant party. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Shake your tailfeathers! The carnival goer gets into the mood for one hell of a party. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Rain won't dampen our spirits: Revellers dressed in colourful outfits don't let the rain play spoilsport during the festivities. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Aren't I striking? The two step guide to catch the attention at the carnival: colourful two piece -- check. Feathered headdress -- check. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

I 'heart' the carnival: A reveller goer celebrates at the carnival in Notting Hill, Europe's biggest street fest. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Let me take a selfie: The carnival offers revellers the perfect selfie -- with the colour, sequins and all out fun. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

'Wheelie fun': Performers on roller blades take part in the Notting Hill Carnival. The two-day event, started by members of the Afro-Caribbean community, sees costumed performers take to the streets in a parade and dozens of sound systems set up around the Notting Hill streets. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

We want you! A carnival dancer beckons people on the street to join in the merriment. Oh, how we wish we could! Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Mini Brazil in London: Just like the carnival in Rio, the Notting Hill carnival has floats going down the streets with music blaring. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Let's make some noise! At least 60 bands performed and 38 sound systems played over the two-day event. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Mesmerising isn't it! Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

Blue birds! People watch as the carnival revellers pass down the streets of west London. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images