London: Notting Hill Carnival 2012 – story and pictures

That’s not very PC! Once upon a time, Notting Hill Carnival revellers just used to wear police helmets… now the officers join in the dirty dancing

  • Bank Holiday Monday sees parade of floats and brightly dressed performers pass through west London
  • 48th year of the popular festival that celebrates different cultures and traditions

By Nick Enoch and Sam Shead        Comments (222)

PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 27 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:52 GMT, 28 August 2012

When two performers started bumping and grinding next to railing at the Notting Hill Carnival today, this policeman clearly thought the best thing to do was keep a very watchful eye on them. And no, that middle-distance stare isn’t fooling anyone.

Meanwhile, a fellow officer also got in on the action as he put his arms around two more scantily clad revellers. And unlike his colleague, he couldn’t resist a huge smile.   

Dancers dressed in colourful plumage and bejewelled bikinis made their way through the streets of west London today as hundreds of thousands of people watched the annual festivities.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194263/Notting-Hill-Carnival-Hopes-peaceful-end-hundreds-thousands-flock-Europes-biggest-street-festival.html#ixzz26CMel1ve

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