In pictures: Notting Hill Carnival

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The second and final day of the Notting Hill Carnival is under way in London.

Here are some the best images from the parade:

Notting Hill Carnival dancers
Hundreds of thousands of revellers took to the streets in west London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Notting Hill Carnival performer
The second and final day of the annual August bank holiday event, which traditionally celebrates the capital's Caribbean communities (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Carnival performers in costume
The colourful carnival has seen a series commemorations over the Grenfell Tower tragedy (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Police and a spectator along the route
A heavy police presence marked the tree-lined streets leading to the main parade route (Yui Mok/PA)

Carnival performers
The first day of the parade saw more than 100 arrests among spectators (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Notting Hill Carnival
Scotland Yard had been criticised over its policing ahead of the parade (Tim Ireland/AP)

A carnival performer
The release of dozens of white doves marked the start of the festivities (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A colourful carnival costume
The London Ambulance Service said it had treated 344 patients during the first day of carnival (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Carnival dancers
Dancers from around the world take part in the show (Tim Ireland/AP)