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Gay Pride Parade New York

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People wave flags during the 2011 NYC LGBT Pride March on the streets of Manhattan on June 26, 2011 in New York City.

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Marchers carry balloons down Fifth Avenue during the 2011 NYC LGBT Pride March on the streets of Manhattan.

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Celebrations along 5th Avenue for the 2011 NYC LGBT Pride March on June 26, 2011.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cuomo's girlfriend Sandra Lee, left to right, wave to supporters at the annual Heritage of Pride March, one of the world's oldest and largest gay pride parades, Sunday June 26, 2011, in New York.  The parade became a victory celebration after New York's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday.

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People lining the parade route hold signs thanking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the legalization of gay marriage during the Gay Pride Parade in New York June 26, 2011.

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Kajsa Westman, second from right, of Stockholm, Sweden, and Victor Ng, right, of Seattle, tie balloons to a banner in preparation for the annual Gay Pride Parade, Sunday, June 26, 2011 in New York.

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Inga Ryabchikova, left, ties a rainbow lei on Ashley D'Amico before the start of the annual Gay Pride Parade Sunday, June 26, 2011 in New York.

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Jennifer Melendez, left, and her wife Juliza, standing, prepare for the annual Gay Pride Parade with their daughters Natalia, left, Mahlani, center, and Alexis, Sunday, June 26, 2011 in New York.

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Christopher Goeken, left, his partner Glenn Magpantay, right, and their son Malcolm Magpantay, 4, from the Queens borough of New York, smile before the start of the Gay Pride Parade, Sunday, June 26, 2011, in New York. Goeken and Magpantay have been together for 18 years. 

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Christina Careaga, left, laughs as her "bride" Hannah Hassett leans in before the start of the annual Gay Pride Parade Sunday, June 26, 2011 in New York.

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A group of men wait to cross the street before the start of the annual Gay Pride Parade Sunday, June 26, 2011 in New York.