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In pictures: Colour in the capital at Pride in London parade

More than 26,000 people were estimated to be taking part.

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Thousands turned out for the parade (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Thousands turned out for the parade (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Thousands turned out for the parade (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Thousands of people made their way through central London on Saturday afternoon during this year’s Pride parade.

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The parade began north of Oxford Circus on Regent Street.

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More than 26,000 people were estimated to be taking part, watched by a crowd expected to number around one million.

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The parade followed what is believed to be the world’s largest Pride festival.

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Met Police Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt joined officers and cadets at the parade.

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Police warned crowds to be vigilant during the celebrations.

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Some took the opportunity to protest.

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The march marked 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales.

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Crowds watch the Pride in London parade along Regent Street.

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