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Bucharest, Romania

A girl smiles under a large rainbow flag during the gay pride parade in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, June 9, 2018. People taking part in the gay pride parade in the Romanian capital demanded more rights and acceptance for same-sex couples. (Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP)

Thousands participate in gay pride parades across Europe

Thousands of people took to the streets to support LGBT rights in cities across Europe on Saturday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and condemning discrimination in all its forms.

Peaceful parades took place in the capitals of Italy, Latvia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, England and Greece.

In Warsaw, several thousand marched for the annual “Equality Parade” to protest discrimination not just against LGBT people but also women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. (AFP)

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