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Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013)

NYC pride parade

Parade-goers began lining the streets of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday morning, awaiting the start of the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride March.

New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio
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New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio during the NYC Pride parade. (June 30, 2013)

New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson marches
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New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson marches in the NYC Pride parade. (June 30, 2013)

Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
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Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013)

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New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn turns
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New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn turns out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches
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New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

Edith Windsor, whose challenge of the federal Defense
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Edith Windsor, whose challenge of the federal Defense of Marriage Act led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling, joins the NYC Pride parade in Manhattan. (Jun. 30, 2013)

Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
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Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013)

Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
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Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

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Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
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Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade
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Thousands turn out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg turns out
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg turns out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

Spectators turn out for the 2013 NYC Pride
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Spectators turn out for the 2013 NYC Pride parade in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner turns
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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner turns out for the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

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Participants march in the NYC Pride parade on
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Participants march in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013)

Sen. Chuck Schumer marches in the NYC Pride
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Sen. Chuck Schumer marches in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

Participants march in the NYC Pride parade on
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Participants march in the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo marches in the NYC
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo marches in the NYC Pride parade in Manhattan on June 30, 2013.

Participants march in the 2013 NYC Pride parade,
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Participants march in the 2013 NYC Pride parade, which was especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage.

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Chuelta Devine fans herself on 36th Street before
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Chuelta Devine fans herself on 36th Street before the start of the NYC Pride parade on Sunday in Manhattan. This year's Pride parade is expected to be especially well-attended and exuberant following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. (June 30, 2013)

Edith Windsor before NYC Pride parade on Fifth
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Edith Windsor before NYC Pride parade on Fifth Ave in Manhattan. (June 30, 2013)

This is the first NYC Pride parade for
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This is the first NYC Pride parade for this group from Manalapan, N.J.

Vendors are out in full force, selling rainbow-colored
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Vendors are out in full force, selling rainbow-colored flags and jewelry. (June 30, 2013)

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