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In photos: Pride celebrations in New York City and San Francisco

Just a couple of days after the Supreme Court overruled Roe vs. Wade and signaled that other decisions could be revisited, too, including the right to same-sex marriage, people took to the streets of New York City and San Francisco to participate in one of the nation’s largest Pride events.

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People lined the streets of Manhattan and San Francisco to take in the glittery pomp of the exuberant celebrations, which included people dressed in colorful costumes and bystanders gathered to show support. Here are some photos from the scene.

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Veronica Alvarez, 21, of Ulster, NY, stands for a portrait.

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Scores of people attended New York City’s Pride Parade near Madison Square Park.

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Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post

People hold rainbow-colored balloons during the 2022 NYC Pride March in Manhattan on June 26.

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A costumed march participant.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

People participate in a moment of silence.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

A person holds a rainbow flag.

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People launch confetti out of handheld cannons.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

A person is reflected in a motorcycle mirror.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

Musicians arrive to take part in the parade.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

A pair of costumed march participants.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

Attendees display signs supporting Planned Parenthood and abortion rights.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

Ts Madison, one of the parade's grand marshals, gestures to the crowd.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

Participants make their way along the parade route.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

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A general view of the 2022 San Francisco Pride parade.

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Bubbles float in the air around parade participants.

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

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Parade-goers hold rainbow flags.

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Jeenah Moon/Reuters

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Two individuals hug.

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

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People ride motorbikes.

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Two people interact while taking part in the parade.

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

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