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In pictures: Brazil gay parade

Sao Paulo Gay Parade

Some two million people have taken part in the Sao Paulo Gay Parade - one of the largest gay pride events ever.

Three men dressed as women, Sao Paulo Gay Parade

Gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals called for the legalisation of gay marriages.

Gay parade reflected in a pair of sunglasses

According to the organisers, large numbers of heterosexual supporters and tourists joined in.

Men dancing at Sao Paulo Gay Parade

Sound systems kept revellers dancing all along the way.

Sao Paulo Gay Parade

Many waved rainbow-coloured flags while they marched along Avenida Paulista, one of the city's main streets.

Two lesbians kissing on motorcycle

Marriages between homosexuals are only permitted in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

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