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Powerful Images From Pride Celebrations All Around The World

A glimpse into the celebrations of love and the fight for equality across different countries and cultures in 2016.

Mumbai, India

Participants get ready as they attend a gay pride parade promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights in Mumbai, India, February 6, 2016. Hundreds of participants on Saturday took part in a parade seeking the Indian government to end discrimination against their community, participants said. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters

Punit Paranjpe / AFP / Getty Images

Punit Paranjpe / AFP / Getty Images

Punit Paranjpe / AFP / Getty Images

Nicosia, Cyprus

People hold placards during the third edition of the Gay Pride parade on May 29, 2016 in Cyprus’ capital Nicosia. Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP / Getty Images

Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP / Getty Images

Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP / Getty Images

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Revelers take part in the 20th Gay Pride Parade, whose theme is ‘Gender identity law, NOW! Everyone together against transphobia!’, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 29, 2016. Miguel Schincariol / AFP / Getty Images

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Miguel Schincariol / AFP / Getty Images

Miguel Schincariol / AFP / Getty Images

Pristina, Kosovo

Activists of the LGBT community hold rainbow flags as they demonstrate through the main square in Pristina on May 17, 2016, as part of a first Gay Pride parade to seek acceptance and respect of their rights in a conservative society. - / AFP / Getty Images

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- / AFP / Getty Images

Brussels, Belgium

Men in leather walk past police officers during the Belgian LGBT Pride Parade in central Brussels, Belgium, May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir Francois Lenoir / Reuters

Francois Lenoir / Reuters

Participants pose near the Sainte-Gudule cathedral (back R) during the annual Belgian LGBT Pride Parade in central Brussels, Belgium, May 14, 2016. Francois Lenoir / Reuters

Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture in Tokyo, Japan, May 8, 2016. Taro Karibe / Getty Images

Thomas Peter / Reuters

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TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 08: Participants attend the rainbow pride parade on May 8, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Taro Karibe/Getty Images) Taro Karibe / Getty Images

Tel Aviv, Israel

People take part in the annual Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade on June 3, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv for the parade, which attracts visitors from all over the world. Baz Ratner / Reuters

Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

Baz Ratner / Reuters

Auckland, New Zealand

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 20: Protesters make a stand for their rights as the New Zealand police arrive at the Auckland Pride Party on February 20, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Cam Mclaren / Getty Images

Cam Mclaren / Getty Images

Cam Mclaren / Getty Images

Sydney, Australia

Brendon Thorne / Getty Images

Brendon Thorne / Getty Images

Brendon Thorne / Getty Images

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Bordeaux, France

Demonstrators hold a banner reading ‘deaf gay and lesbian France’s cultural association’ during the Gay Pride parade in Bordeaux on June 4, 2016. Mehdi Fedouach / AFP / Getty Images

Mehdi Fedouach / AFP / Getty Images

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Contessa, left, marches with William Way LGBT Community Center in the 2016 Gay Pride Parade march through downtown on June 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mood was celebratory despite news of the mass shooting this morning in a gay club in Orlando, Florida. “Knowing what happened this morning, I will come out in an even more positive way today.” Jessica Kourkounis / Getty Images

Jessica Kourkounis / Getty Images

Austin Ellis, a member of Metropolitan Community Church, carries a cross with a sign in memory of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting as he marches in the 2016 Gay Pride Parade on June 12, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 50 people were killed and 53 injured at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. Jessica Kourkounis / Getty Images

Kiev, Ukraine

More than 700 gay rights activists marched through central Kiev on June 12 amid a massive police presence for the third such gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country where homophobia remains widespread. The June 12 march was the first ever gay pride rally to be held in central Kiev, prompting an unprecedented security operation with several thousand police and National Guard officers lining the route during the event, which lasted around 20 minutes. Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images

Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images

Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters

Rome, Italy

People take part in the annual Gay Pride Parade (LGBT) near the Colosseum, in Rome on June 11, 2016. Andreas Solaro / AFP / Getty Images

Andreas Solaro / AFP / Getty Images

Seoul, South Korea

Participants march during a Gay Pride parade in Seoul on June 11, 2016.
Thousands marched through central Seoul on June 11 during the city’s annual Gay Pride parade, less than a month after a landmark court decision ruled against a homosexual couple’s same-sex marriage.
Ed Jones / AFP / Getty Images

Ed Jones / AFP / Getty Images

Ed Jones / AFP / Getty Images

Washington, D.C.

Kelley Oklesson of Hyattsville, Maryland, L, and Sarah Middleton of Westminster, Maryand, R, ride a motorcycle in the DC Capital Pride parade as it runs through Dupont Circle in Washington June 11, 2016. JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN / Reuters

JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN / Reuters

Los Angeles, California

Kristen Jaeger holds a sign of remembrance for mass shooting victims in Orlando, at the 46th annual Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California, U.S. June 12, 2016. David McNew / Reuters

David McNew / Reuters

FBI agents keep watch during the 2016 Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California on June 12, 2016. Security for the tightened in the aftermath of the deadly shootings June 12 at the Pulse, a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

Participants show their support for victims of the Orlando shooting during the 2016 Gay Pride Parade on June 12, 20116 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a rally staged by the LGBT community in Istanbul on June 19 in defiance of a ban. Several hundred police surrounded the main Taksim Square — where all demonstrations have been banned since 2013 — to prevent the ‘Trans Pride’ event taking place during Ramadan. Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images

People hold a rainbow flag and a woman flashes victory sign as Turkish anti-riot police officers fire rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators gathered for a rally staged by the LGBT community on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on June 19, 2016. Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images

LGBT rights activists hold a rainbow flag during a transgender pride parade which was banned from the governorship, in central Istanbul, Turkey, June 19, 2016. Osman Orsal / Reuters

Osman Orsal / Reuters

Lisbon, Portugal

A man runs under a giant rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon on June 18, 2016. Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP / Getty Images

A tattooed reveler gestures during the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon on June 18, 2016. Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP / Getty Images

Rafael Marchante / Reuters

Sofia, Bulgaria

A participant waits for the start of the annual Sofia Pride parade at the Soviet Army monument in Sofia, Bulgaria, June 18, 2016. Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

Stoyan Nenov / Reuters

Vienna, Austria

Revellers participate in Regenbogenparade gay pride parade in Vienna, Austria, June 18, 2016. Heinz-peter Bader / Reuters

Revellers participate in Regenbogenparade gay pride parade in Vienna, Austria, June 18, 2016. Heinz-peter Bader / Reuters

San Francisco, California

A woman holds up a sign that protests violence against transgender people while participating in the San Francisco Pride parade in San Francisco, California on Sunday, June, 26, 2016. Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images

Elijah Nouvelage / Reuters

Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images

Cali, Colombia

A reveler takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in Cali, Colombia, on June 26, 2016 Luis Robayo / AFP / Getty Images

Luis Robayo / AFP / Getty Images

New York City, New York

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Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters

Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters

Mexico City, Mexico

Edgard Garrido / Reuters

Edgard Garrido / Reuters

San Salvador, El Salvador

Jose Cabezas / Reuters

Jose Cabezas / Reuters

This post will continue to be updated as different cities around the world host their own Pride celebrations.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.
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