The carnival is similar to that held in Rio de Janeiro each year. It features a parade of near-naked people dancing to samba music.
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A woman suffered these horrific injuries after she says she was assaulted for telling a man to stop groping her at the Notting Hill Carnival.Continue reading ►
Mary Brandon posted an image of her bruised and bloodied face online alongside a message in which she said a man "took a swing at me and punched me in the face" when she told him to leave her alone.
In a defiant message which has been shared thousands of times since it was posted, she said she spent nine hours in A&E after the attack on Monday - but thanked "incredible" NHS staff who treated her at the scene.
"At Notting Hill Carnival yesterday a man in the crowd grabbed my arse," she wrote. "When I told him not to he did it again.
"I pushed him away, exercising my right to tell a man to stop touching my body without my permission, so he took a swing at me and punched me in the face.
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