Leeds Carnival 2017: The ultimate photo gallery

Leeds West Indian Carnival celebrated its 50th birthday today - and Chapeltown came alive.

Sharlun Watkins in costume

Many of the thousands in the crowd believed the event was the busiest ever - thanks in some part to warm Caribbean-style weather. Here's our pick of the best photos by photographer Simon Hulme.

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Sharlun Watkins in costume
Sharlun Watkins in costume