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All the colours of the rainbow: Toronto's WorldPride parade celebration

Huge crowds lined the streets for Toronto’s pride parade Sunday as the always colourful gay and lesbian festival took on more of international flavour this year

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Revellers hold a banner as they participate in the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto June 29, 2014. Toronto is hosting WorldPride, a week-long event that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Revelers celebrate during the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2014.

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A police officer is sprayed by parade goers during the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Ontario June 29, 2014. The parade, which is the culmination of WorldPride 2014, attracts over a million people.

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A man impersonates Mayor Rob Ford during the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Sunday June 29, 2014.

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Two men dressed as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers kiss during the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2014.

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A man holds a rainbow coloured Canadian flag attached to a hockey stick during the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2014.

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A man runs from water being sprayed at him during the "WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto June 29, 2014.

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A reveler has the word "Gay" painted on the stomach during the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2014.

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Parade goers celebrate during the WorldPride Parade in Toronto, Ontario June 29, 2014.

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People watch from windows during the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto June 29, 2014.

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Ontario's openly gay Premier Kathleen Wynne marches with former politician Bob Rae (R) during the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto June 29, 2014.

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Revelers hold a giant pride flag during the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2014. Toronto is hosting WorldPride, a week-long event that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Revelers celebrate during the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2014.

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Revellers march along a street as they participate in the" WorldPride" gay pride Parade in Toronto June 29, 2014.

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