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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 August, 2003, 15:53 GMT 16:53 UK
Bursting with pride
Crowds gather for Europride in Manchester
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Europride is Europe's biggest gay and lesbian festival and this year was being held in Manchester where more than 300,000 people were at Saturday's pride parade
Man holds flag
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A huge rainbow flag started and ended the parade, held by hundreds of volunteers
Flag
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The flag - a symbol of inclusivity - seemed to stretch the length of the city centre parade route.
Sir Ian McKellan
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Sir Ian McKellan, who is from Salford, was guest of honour.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Europride
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No gay pride event would be complete without the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Man dressed in green
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The parade was a colourful celebration...
Flags
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... with more than 60 floats and displays
Dublin lads enjoy Europride
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Thousands of people have descended on Manchester for Europride from across Europe. These lads came from Dublin for the festivities
Girl
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All sorts of people were in the crowd, watching the parade, from the youngest...
Drag queen
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...to the oldest






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