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Bristol hosts Gay Pride festival

Gay Pride festival, Bristol
Image caption The free event was the culmination of a week of gay-friendly activities in Bristol

About 20,000 people have been taking part in a Gay Pride festival in the centre of Bristol.

The free event was the culmination of a week of local activities which included films, talks and sports.

The festival began with a colourful parade through the city to Castle Park where two stages were set up for musical entertainment.

Organiser Anna Rutherford described the event as "amazing" and said the numbers who attended were higher than expected.

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