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Thursday, 12 July, 2001, 13:04 GMT 14:04 UK
In Pictures: Marching season climax
Orangemen gathered early for the day's events - with feeder parades joining up in the centre of Belfast
Orangemen gathered early for the day's events - with feeder parades joining up in the centre of Belfast

A child bangs a drum along the route of a parade in Belfast
Along the route, children and their families waited for a glimpse of the parade

A sign protesting against the ban on the Orange Order's march over Ormeau Bridge in Belfast
Some of the parades in Belfast and elsewhere remain controversial

A boy and a girl in orange regalia take part in a march
But most of those taking part wanted it to be a family affair

Unionist Politician Lord Taylor marching in Belfast
Veteran unionist politician Lord Taylor joined the main march in Belfast

A pipe band marching in Belfast
Dozens of bands provided the music as the lodges passed through the crowds

Orangemen walking past Ormeau Avenue in Belfast
While some walked...

A taxi drives past carrying a drum
Others took the car - along with the drums

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