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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 July, 2003, 07:31 GMT 08:31 UK
In pictures: Gay Pride
A float complete with exotic dancers passes Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
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Up to 60,000 people attended London's Gay Pride march, which wound its way through the city centre
Commander Brian Paddick leads uniformed police officers
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Led by the Met's Commander Brian Paddick, gay policemen and women were allowed to wear uniform for the first time
Gay Pride march
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London's Gay Pride march traditionally provides people with a chance to dress up and party
Float at Gay Pride
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Outrageously decorated floats dominated the parade as it passed Whitehall
A kiss
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After the parade the party continues in Hyde Park
A float
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The colourful event is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe
Peter Tatchell protests against the regime of Robert Mugabe
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Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was campaigning against human rights abuses in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe
Party-goer
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Party-goers rounded off the march with a pop concert featuring the likes of Blue, Liberty X and Boy George
Blue on stage
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Boy band Blue headlined a showcase in Hyde Park which included Soft Cell, Matt Goss and Liberty X
Nicole and Natalie Appleton
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Nicole and Natalie Appleton also performed on the pop-heavy bill in Hyde Park
Marc Almond and Jimmy Somerville
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Older pop fans were catered for by legends Marc Almond and Jimmy Somerville
The Cheeky Girls
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And there were also novelty acts on show with the Cheeky Girls performing their hits






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