London Pride celebration attracts more than 1 million revelers

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An estimated one million people in London turned out for the annual gay pride celebrations on Saturday, making it one of the largest pride events in the world.

Among those attending the event was the Liberal Democrat equality minister Lynne Featherstone, who earlier this week disclosed that the government was considering allowing same-sex couples to include hymn singing and religious readings in civil partnership ceremonies.

Participants march during the annual Pride London Parade which highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community, in London July 3, 2010.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett  (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, also attended, as did the openly gay Conservative policing minister Nick Herbert.

Enjoy a few more pics from the festivities:

Participants take part in the annual Pride London Parade which highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community, in London July 3, 2010.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett  (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

A participant marches during the annual Pride London Parade which highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community, in London July 3, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hackett  (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

Participants take part in the annual Pride London Parade which highlights issues of the gay, lesbian and transgender community, in London July 3, 2010.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett  (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

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