Boarding is erected in front of residential properties ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, England. Many shops, businesses and residential properties are boarded up to prevent damage during the Notting Hill Carnival. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year’s carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations.
Festival goers walk through the aftermatch of Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset
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A festivalgoer carries a tent at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
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Prime Minister David Cameron recreates the famous Beatles Abbey Road album cover by walking across Abbey Road crossing with Tessa Jowell, former secretary of state for culture, media and sport in London today
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American reality-show star Kim Kardashian takes a selfie as she rides on a classic car next to her husband, rap superstar Kanye West in Havana, Cuba. West, Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family have become the latest celebrities to visit Havana
A shaft of light falls on to a mural of David Bowie in Sheffield, Britain
Members from North Korea’s Moranbong band walk out of their hotel in Beijing on Friday. North Korea’s premier pop group, the all-girl Moranbong band formed by leader Kim Jong-Un, is electrifying audiences in China
rotesting members of the PAME Communist-affiliated union play music outside the Greek parliament during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens
A musician plays the accordion in the neighborhood of La Esperanza, on the outskirts of Monterrey
Fans scream for James Bay as he performs on the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset
A festival-goer rests in the sunshine at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Organisers believe about 90% of the 135,000 ticket-holders will have set up camp by the end of the day on Wednesday.
The crowd watching Kodaline performing on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival, in Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight on Friday
Fans listen to David Guetta at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
Indigenous musicians from Curahuara de Carangas play their “Tarkas”, a native instrument, during the Anata Andina (Andean carnival) parade in Oruro. Hundreds of ethnic groups from Oruro province participated in the carnival on Thursday.
The crowd watching Rudimental on the Pyramid Stage on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset
Festival property lock-up manager Graham Allen poses for a photograph at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England. The 65-year-old, who has been running the CND property lock-up since 1989 has been growing his beard since he was 27. Many fashion commentators are claiming that beards have peaked in 2014 and the era of fashionable facial hair may be coming to an end. And research by the wet shave subscription service, Cornerstone, shows that Glastonbury 2014 may be the hairiest year since 1981 thanks to such headliners as Kasabian and Metallica playing the Pyramid stage. The researchers claim that ‘peak beard’ periods at Glastonbury have famously lead to a decline in societal hairiness, and believe that 2014 will mark the death of the beard and a new era of well-groomed music lovers. (Editor’s note: Image has been processed using a digital filter)
Festival goers arrive at the Glastonbury music festival in Somerset, England. Headline acts include Dolly Parton, Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian
Festival goers arrive for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset on Wednesday
Festival goers arrive on the first day of Reading Festival in southern England on Friday. The festival runs until Sunday and the main acts include Eminem and Nine Inch Nails.
Edinburgh International Festival director Sir Jonathan Mills launches the programme for this year’s festival during a photocall at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in the Scottish capital. This year’s theme is the interaction between art and technology, and the programme features spectacles such as the music of Beethoven staged in a spaceship.