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World New York City's pride parade brings out large crowds and increased security

With a moment of silence followed by the roar of motorcycles, New York City’s gay pride parade kicked off Sunday, a celebration of barriers breached and a remembrance of the lives lost in the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Crowds of onlookers stood a dozen deep along Fifth Avenue, many waving rainbow flags.

New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio with wife Chirlane McCray, actress Cynthia Nixon and activist Al Sharpton march during the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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Sam Kielian dons rainbow leg warmers along Fifth Avenue ahead of the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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Anthony Rubio holds onto his costumed dogs as he walks along Fifth Avenue during the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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Doreen Pratt pushes a cart of colorful clothing ahead of the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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Celeste Makoff carries balloons along Christopher Street for the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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An attendee waves a rainbow flag during the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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People look on as a marcher in costume waves a rainbow peace flag during the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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A participant gestures as people take part in the kick off of the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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People take part in the kick off of the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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A heavily armed police officer stands in the street near the parade route of the 46th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City.

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