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Revelers Celebrate Gay Pride Parades

People around the world crowded streets with rainbow flags to celebrate "Pride Weekend."

Kent Chua poses for pictures at the start of the Gay Pride Parade in New York, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Fifth Avenue became one big rainbow on Sunday, as thousands of participants waving multicolored flags made their way down the street for New York City's annual Gay Pride march. Many cities across the nation and around the world held parades to celebrate "Pride Weekend."

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People watch from windows during the "WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto on Sunday. Toronto is hosting WorldPride, a week-long event that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Men kiss under a rainbow umbrella during a gay pride parade in Lima, Peru, on Saturday.

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Revelers march along a street as they participate in the "WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto on Sunday.

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A police officer gets sprayed by water guns during the "WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, on Sunday.

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Apple employees carry rainbow flags as they march in the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California on Sunday. Thousands of Apple employees donned specially designed T shirts at the festival and marched in unison. This year's turnout was largest in the company's history, several Apple employees told Reuters.

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Participants march through downtown Oslo during the Euro Pride gay parade in Oslo, on Saturday, where over 15,000 people took part in the parade.

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Members of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans Association march with a big U.S. flag at the 45th Annual Chicago Pride Parade during the parade on Broadway Street in Chicago, on Sunday.

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A participant wears a bridal dress as he waves the rainbow flag during a gay pride parade in central Istanbul on Sunday.

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Two marchers stop for ice cream during the 2014 Gay Pride March on Sunday in New York City. Thousands of marchers attended the parade route, which ended at the Stonewall Inn, where New York marchers commemorated the 45th anniversary of the 1969 riots, which are credited with launching the modern gay rights movement.

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