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Participants in a gay pride parade march braving heavy rain in a street in downtown Riga, Latvia, Saturday, June 2, 2012. Several hundred activists from the Baltic states and neighboring countries braved rain and hail to participate in an annual parade in defense of gay and lesbian rights in Latvia. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

East Europe gays, lesbians march

Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday, June 2, through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in Eastern European societies where they still face high levels of intolerance.