Gay Pride Parade 2012

Nearly 2 million marchers followed the lavender line painted on Fifth Avenue Sunday for the city's annual gay pride march, marking the first anniversary of the state's same-sex marriage law.

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Participants in the Gay Pride Parade dance on a float Sunday. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state.
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People marching with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hold signs celebrating the one-year anniversary of marriage equity.
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Volunteers hold onto a string of balloons before the start of the parade.
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People cheer as floats pass by.
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A man waves a large rainbow flag in the street during the parade.
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Priscilla Heidmann, second from left, kisses Lindsey Knuth during the parade.
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Parade participants laugh and wave flags from a military float.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, gives a thumbs up while marching in the parade.
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Participants pose for picture before the start of the parade.
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Men in underwear wearing wings march in the Gay Pride Parade.
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Cyndi Lauper participates in the Gay Pride Parade.
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Participants in the Gay Pride Parade move down Fifth Ave in New York.
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Grand Marshal Cyndi Lauper speaks to the media before the start of the Gay Pride Parade.
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Akin Alleyne, left, gets some extra glitter from Victoria Murphy before the start of the parade.
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