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In Pictures: Belfast Pride parade brings a rainbow to the streets

Thousands supported the call for marriage equality in Northern Ireland for LGBTQ people.

Thousands of people in Northern Ireland’s LGBTQ community and their supporters have taken to the streets for the annual Pride parade in Belfast.

The parade marks the culmination of a high-profile week of talks and events.

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Thousands of people in the LGBTQ community and their supporters took to the streets (Michael Cooper/PA)
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A giant rainbow flag was carried as the parade travelled through central Belfast (Michael Cooper/PA)
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And all manner of rainbow decorations were draped on those participating (Michael Cooper/PA)
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A PSNI officer got a colourful picture (Michael Cooper/PA)
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Campaigners from the Love Equality campaign used the parade to highlight their call for Theresa May’s Government to extend marriage rights to LGBT couples in Northern Ireland (Michael Cooper/PA)
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The parade set off from Custom House Square in central Belfast (Michael Cooper/PA)
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Kimberly McClusky taking part in the parade (Michael Cooper/PA)
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Dozens of hours had gone in to preparing costumes (Michael Cooper/PA)
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It wasn’t just the humans that got into costume (Michael Cooper/PA)
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A Christian protester spoke to those taking part (Michael Cooper/PA)

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