Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Washington DC to demand greater civil rights for gay men and lesbians in the United States.
The activists marched from the White House to the Capitol building, carrying banners and calling for more political and social change.
They were also calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which places strict limits on legal partnerships between same-sex couples.
The protest came a day after President Barack Obama said he was ending the US military's "don't ask don't tell" policy, which prevented openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces.
But some activists say Mr Obama has been too slow to address gay rights issues and have criticised him for not giving a timetable for repealing the military policy.
Mr Obama, speaking to America's largest gay group on Saturday, said the country had come a long way towards equality and told them not to doubt "the destination we will reach".
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