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In pictures: International Women's Day march in Belfast

Hundreds of marchers took to the streets of Belfast yesterday to celebrate International Women's Day 2015.

The noisy and vibrant parade started off from Wirter's Square and made its way down Royal Avenue to the City Hall.

Among the groups taking part in the procession were the trade unions including Unison and Unite along with the Belfast Cleaning Society and the Workers Party and the Socialist Party.

At the City Hall several speakers, including Lord Mayor of Belfast Nichola Mallon and South African human rights activist Nandi Jola, addressed the crowd.

International Women's Day was first celebrated in 1911 with over a million women across Europe attending demonstrations.

The theme for 2015 is Make It Happen with events taking place throughout March.

This evening the Palace of Westminster and Parliament Buildings at Stormont will be lit up purple to mark the global event.

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