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Europe's biggest carnival kicks off in London

Over one million people are expected to take part in Notting Hill Carnival that is almost 50 years old.

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Europe's biggest street festival is kicking off on the streets of west London.

Members of the West Indian community are leading the Notting Hill Carnival with more than one million people expected to take part.

There is a big police presence with more than 100 already detained.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from London.

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