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Gay pride comes out in annual San Francisco parade

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Mark Wilson carries a rainbow flag during San Francisco's 42nd annual gay pride parade, June 24.

From San Francisco to New York and cities and towns in-between, revelers crowded streets and sidewalks Sunday for annual gay pride parades.

The sidewalks of downtown San Francisco were filled with colorful participants and spectators as the city marked its 42nd year celebrating the lesbian, gay and transgender community.  Organizers said more than 200 floats, vehicles and marching bands are taking part. The city's mayor, Ed Lee, was to address the crowd at the city's Civic Center.

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Niki Ryan, left, applies lipstick for her niece Brenna Ryan as they wait for the start of San Francisco's 42nd annual gay pride parade, June 24.