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The annual Notting Hill Carnival in London is famous to be both the largest in europe and one of the most violent. Music, dances and colorful disguises by day are often replaced by wild struggles when the night fall. Nonetheless some policemen, with truly english applombe, seem to enjoy the duty. - Photograph by daniele brandimarte , My Shot

Stunning London pics from National Geographic

National Geographic readers share their best photographs of the Olympic host city. Visit NationalGeographic.com to see the full gallery.