Summer begins with music and dance parading along the Champs Elysées in Paris with colourful costumes of the Caribbean to the mesmerizing drum beats. Here are some images from painted children to dancing in streets accompanied by musicians from the exotic islands.
Dancing in the streets in their most colourful costumes.
Masked dancers wrapped in their most beautiful silk costumes
More smiling dancers in their feathery and dazzling costumes
While not forgetting the queens of the Summer Carnival