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Gay Pride Parade

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 16: A float moves down Ponsonby Road during the Pride parade on February 16, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. The gay parade, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture has returned to Ponsonby Road after 10 years and organisers plan to put the parade on the tourism map, in the style of the Sydney Mardi Gras. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Gay Pride Parade in New Zealand

Thousands of people lined the streets in Auckland, New Zealand to take in the gay pride parade. It was the first event of its kind in the city since 2001.