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In pictures: LGBT parades across Europe

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Image caption Gay Pride events have been taking place across Europe this weekend, including a colourful march in Rome
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Image caption Saturday's parade was held a month after Italy gave some legal rights to same-sex couples, despite opposition from the Catholic Church
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Image caption In the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, about 700 people took part in an "Equality Parade" on Sunday
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Image caption Demonstrators waved rainbow and EU flags
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Image caption LGBT activists were not the only ones turning up in numbers on the streets of Kiev. There was a massive police presence after right-wing groups threatened to disrupt the event.
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Image caption The annual Gay Pride parade in Warsaw, Poland, drew a big crowd on Saturday
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Image caption The event took place amid concern for minorities under Poland's right-ring government, which took office in November
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Image caption Thousands also marched in Croatia, another Catholic country where minority rights activists have criticised a new conservative government
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Image caption Giant rainbow flags were also in evidence at the Gay Pride parade in Athens, Greece, on Saturday

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