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Pride 2013

Members of the LBGT community and their allies celebrate around the world.

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Image: A man dances at the Gay Pride Parade in New York

A man dances at the Gay Pride Parade in New York, June 30.

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Revelers march down Fifth Avenue in the New York Gay Pride Parade on June 30, in New York City.

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Grand Marshall Edith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits, smiles as she rides in a convertible during the gay pride march in New York Sunday, June 30.

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Todd Fernandez, left, and Giovanni Miranda, who were just married today, kiss while marching during the 44th annual gay pride march in New York, June 30.

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Revelers march in the New York Gay Pride Parade on June 30, in New York City.

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Tami Gordon, right, of New York, cheers during the 44th annual gay pride march in New York, June 30.

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Two men march down Fifth Avenue in the New York Gay Pride Parade on June 30, in New York City.

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A giant marriage equality flag, with an "equal" symbol inside an outline of Washington state, flutters atop the Space Needle, June 30, in Seattle. The flag-raising was one of the events for the city's annual Gay Pride day, highlighted by a downtown parade later in the day.

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Image: Boy Scouts prepare to march in Seattle's Gay Pride Parade

Boy Scouts from the Chief Seattle Council carry U.S. flags as they prepare to march in the Gay Pride Parade Sunday, June 30, in downtown Seattle, Wash.

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Spectators watch as parade floats and entertainers pass by at the Chicago Gay Pride Parade, June 30, in Chicago.

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Grand Marshall for the Chicago Gay Pride Parade, former NFL football player Wade Davis, speaks to reporters prior to the Chicago Gay Pride Parade in Chicago, June 30.

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Members of the Chicago Lesbian and Gay Police Association wave to crowds during the Chicago Gay Pride Parade in Chicago, June 30.

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Gay rights supporters march along the parade route during San Francisco's Gay Pride festival on June 30.

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Image: Kris Perry and Sandy Stier during the San Francisco Pride Parade in San Francisco, California.

Kris Perry, right, and Sandy Stier take part in the San Francisco Pride Parade in San Francisco, Calif., June 30. Perry and Stier - who filed the lawsuit against Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriage in California in 2008 - were married at San Francisco City Hall June 29.

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Image: SF Gay Pride Parade Bolstered By Recent Supreme Court Rulings

U.S. Customs officer Karen Hughes yells out "Legal!" while walking with partner Barbara Stone, right, both of Alameda, Calif., during the 43rd annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebration & Parade June 30, in San Francisco, Calif. The two are getting married on Tuesday.

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Image: New York Gay Pride On Display During Annual Parade

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo waves to revelers while marching in the New York Gay Pride Parade on June 30, in New York City.

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Image: Proposition 8 plaintiffs Katami and Zarrillo participate in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Paul Katami, left, and Jeff Zarrillo participate in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, Calif., June 30.

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Image: 4th Trans Pride Parade in Istanbul

Participants carry a huge rainbow flag as they attend the fourth Trans Pride Parade in Istanbul, Turkey, June 30.

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A reveller takes part in the Gay Pride Parade along Roosevelt Avenue in San Salvador, El Salvador, on June 29.

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San Francisco's Civic Center is lit up in rainbow lights in honor of Gay Pride in California on June 29.

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Image: A participant waves a Union flag during the annual Pride London parade

A participant waves a British flag during the annual Pride London parade which highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community, in London, England, June 29.

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Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community stop and pose for photographs during the annual Pride Parade in central London on June 29.

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A member of the LGBT community participates in the annual London Pride Parade, on June 29, 2013, in London, England. The Pride Parade originated in 1971, with this year's theme being love (and marriage), due to the increased social and political pressure to make gay marriage law in the United Kingdom and several other countries throughout the world.

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Members of the LGBT community dance down Oxford Street at the annual London Pride Parade on June 29, in London, England.

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A gay couples stand outside a registry office after they tried to get married in St.Petersburg, Russia, on June 28. On Friday, three gay and two lesbian couples attempted to marry at a registry office in St. Petersburg, but were refused by authorities. Russia’s parliament passed a law banning 'gay propaganda' earlier this month. St. Petersburg was one of several cities to pass similar laws earlier at the local level.

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Police officers push gay rights activists away from the scene of a Gay Pride event to prevent clashes with anti-gay protesters at Marsovo Field in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 29. Media reports state that the authorized gay pride event in St. Petersburg ended in violence with the detention of demonstrators and violent encounters between police and anti-gay campaigners.

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Riot police guard gay rights activists who have been beaten by anti-gay protesters during an authorized gay rights rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, June 29. Police detained several gay activists, who were outnumbered by the protesters. Dozens of gay activists had to be protected by police as they gathered for the parade, which proceeded with official approval despite recently passed legislation targeting gays.

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Image: Yelland enters City Hall to witness her friend's wedding in San Francisco

Brandie Yelland, center, enters City Hall to witness her friend's wedding in San Francisco on June 29. Same-sex couples rushed to San Francisco's City Hall on Saturday to be legally married after the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals officially ended California's ban on gay marriage following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court last week.

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Image: A general view of the first Gay Pride march (Marche des Fiertes) since a French law permitting gay and lesbian marriage was passed in Paris

On June 29, Paris held its first Gay Pride march (Marche de Fiertes) since a French law permitting same-sex marriage was passed in May.

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Drag queen 'Nebula' rides the bus to a Gay Pride Parade in Lima, Peru, June 29.

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People march during the 35th annual Gay Pride Parade along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City on June 29.

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Men in costume hold hands as they make their way to the Gay Pride Parade in Mexico City, June 29.

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Image: Roberto,  dressed as traditional Zapotec also known as "Muxe", walks inside women's bathroom during traditional party in Mexico City

Roberto, a man dressed as a traditional Zapotec also known as 'Muxe', walks inside a women's bathroom during a traditional party in Mexico City, June 29. Anthropologists say the tradition of blurring genders among Mexico's indigenous population is centuries old but has been revived in recent decades due to the gay pride movement. The muxes, mostly of ethnic Zapotec descent, are widely respected in southern Mexico.

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