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Photos: Gay pride celebrations around the world

After the US Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in all 50 states on June 26, the already planned Pride Parade in New York City is expected to be historic.

Other pride celebrations took place around the world this weekend—including in San Francisco, Spain, Turkey and Korea—and the jubilant, colorful photos are emblematic of the diversity and size of the international gay community. In Seoul, an estimated 20,000 people participated in the march, the largest to date, while Christian activists condemned the event. In New York, a moment of silence was observed for those who have died from HIV and AIDS.

Participants marching in Seoul at the Korea Queer Festival
Participants marching in Seoul at the Korea Queer Festival. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)
A gay couple in Seoul at the Korea Queer Festival.
A gay couple in Seoul at the Korea Queer Festival. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)
Participants enact coming out of a closet during a gay pride march in Bilbao, Spain.
Participants “come out of the closet” during the gay pride march in Bilbao, Spain. (Reuters/Vincent West)
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Participants arrive at New York’s annual Gay Pride parade. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)
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Dancing at the gay pride march in Bilbao, Spain. (Reuters/Vincent West)
A participant at Seoul's Korea Queer Festival 2015
A participant at Seoul’s Korea Queer Festival 2015. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)
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A participant poses for photographs next to a cardboard cut-out of U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during Korea Queer Festival. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)
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