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NYC's Disability Pride parade aims to alter attitudes

About 3,000 people helped raise awareness about physical and mental disabilities during New York City's annual Disability Pride festivities in Manhattan at a rally near Madison Square Park and a parade down Broadway to Union Square.

Former Sen. Tom Harkin, Mayor Bill de Blasio join parade

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, center, a champion
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Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, center, a champion for people with disabilities, marches with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in the inaugural New York City Disability Pride Parade on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Participants in Disability Pride Parade

Participants in the inaugural New York City Disability
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants in the inaugural New York City Disability Pride Parade on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Marchers wait before parade

Participants wait before the start of the inaugural
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Participants wait before the start of the inaugural New York City Disability Pride Parade on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

A participant holds a sign

A participant holds a sign during the inaugural
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A participant holds a sign during the inaugural New York City Disability Pride Parade on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Participants cheer during Manhattan parade

Participants cheer at the start of the inaugural
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Participants cheer at the start of the inaugural New York City Disability Pride Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Marchers hold up signs

Participants in the inaugural New York City Disability
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants in the inaugural New York City Disability Pride Parade on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Participant joins march with her dog

Manhattan resident Jessica Delarosa, and her dog, Mayin,
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Manhattan resident Jessica Delarosa, and her dog, Mayin, take part in the inaugural New York City Disability Pride Parade on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

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