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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.

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Mumbai, India

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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.


Sao Paulo, Brazil

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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.

Pristina, Kosovo

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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.


Brussels, Belgium

Francois Lenoir / Reuters

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


Tel Aviv, Israel

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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.


Auckland, New Zealand

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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.

Bordeaux, France

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Demonstrators hold a banner reading 'deaf gay and lesbian France's cultural association' during the Gay Pride parade in Bordeaux on June 4, 2016.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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."

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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.

Kiev, Ukraine

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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.

Seoul, South Korea

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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.

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.

Los Angeles, California

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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.

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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.

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

Istanbul, Turkey

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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.

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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.

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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.

San Francisco, California

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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.

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


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