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Twelfth 2021: Orangemen parade across Northern Ireland

A more localised Twelfth of July will see hundreds of Orange Order parades held across Northern Ireland in an effort to keep gatherings smaller than usual.

Parades are now underway after the Covid-19 pandemic last year put a stop to plans to hold any festivities celebrating the event, instead asking people to celebrate in their homes and gardens.

This year, organisers have said they will stick to plans for parades of 500 people despite this limit in general Covid-19 restrictions having been removed.

Live parade pictures: Belfast - Loughgall - Hillsborough - Londonderry - Limavady - Dungannon - Newry - Ballymena - Broughshane - Ballymoney - Kilkeel - Larne - Armoy - Lisburn - Lurgan

Meanwhile, up to 2,000 police officers will be on duty throughout the day on Monday.

The Parades Commission has imposed conditions on a number of marches this year. A planned nationalist protest in west Belfast was cancelled after the Orange Order amended the proposed route, dropping plans to walk through the gates of the Workman Avenue peace line.

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Jacob in Carrickfergus

Jacob in Carrickfergus

Lucy walking in her first Twelfth with her Grandad in Armoy

Lucy walking in her first Twelfth with her Grandad in Armoy

Will Stevenson drumming in his first Twelfth in Armoy

Will Stevenson drumming in his first Twelfth in Armoy

Eliza Lipton from Markethill getting ready for her first 12th and looking forward to watching her mum leading Hamiltonsbawn Silver Band.

Eliza Lipton from Markethill getting ready for her first 12th and looking forward to watching her mum leading Hamiltonsbawn Silver Band.

Twelfth in Portadown

Twelfth in Portadown

Judith Johnston's golden retriever Lakis at the Enniskillen parade.

Judith Johnston's golden retriever Lakis at the Enniskillen parade.

Abigail Flack (3) with her mum Lisa Flack

Abigail Flack (3) with her mum Lisa Flack

Hilary and Alice Hodge enjoying the 12th in Carrickfergus

Hilary and Alice Hodge enjoying the 12th in Carrickfergus

Alfie, Brian and Jax from Newtownabbey

Alfie, Brian and Jax from Newtownabbey

Kruz Faulkner watching the 12th parade in Kilkeel

Kruz Faulkner watching the 12th parade in Kilkeel

Bonnie the Newfoundland ready to enjoy the Twelfth festivities in Ballymena.

Bonnie the Newfoundland ready to enjoy the Twelfth festivities in Ballymena.

Abigail Flack (3) with her nanny Sharon Wylie

Abigail Flack (3) with her nanny Sharon Wylie

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Jacob in Carrickfergus

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The Commission issued determinations on events in Belfast, Portadown, Lurgan, Bellaghy and Rasharkin, including restricting march routes near some flashpoint areas.

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The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square  in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast.  14-year-old Nathan Savage gets ready for the parade. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. 14-year-old Nathan Savage gets ready for the parade. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Sandy Row in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square  in south Belfast.   18-months-old Naveh McFarland enjoys the parade. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square in south Belfast. 18-months-old Naveh McFarland enjoys the parade. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square  in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square  in south Belfast.   

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square  in south Belfast.   King William takes part in the parade. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square in south Belfast. King William takes part in the parade. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square  in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square  in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021

Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July.  Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square  in south Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - 12th July 2021 Orange order parades take place across Northern Ireland to make the 12th July. Parades this year are scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade makes its way along Shaftsbury Square in south Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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The parade leaves Carlisle Circus in north Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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