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In photos: Robson Street fills with revellers as Vancouver celebrates Pride

A record crowd of approximately 500,000 people was expected to attend the event.

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A man does backflips on the street as dancers perform during the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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A very large rainbow flag is carried down Robson Street during the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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A large rainbow flag is carried down Robson Street during the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, right, reaches into the crowd to handout anti-bullying information while taking part in the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, right, is greeted by a parade-goer during the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, centre, and B.C NDP leader Adrian Dix, back left, attend the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, left, attends the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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A Cher impersonator entertains the crowd while taking part in the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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A reveler dances while taking part in the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, August 4, 2013.

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Spectators wave rainbow flags while attending the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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A photograph of Russian President Vladimir Putin sporting makeup is carried during the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013. Anti-gay laws in Russia have provoked strong protest from Canada’s gay community, and anti-Russian sentiment was visible throughout Sunday’s Parade.

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A man embraces and kisses another man while watching the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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A woman holds a rainbow flag as bubbles float in the air during the Vancouver Pride Parade in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 4, 2013.

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