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Despite the threat of storms, tens of thousands of people turned out to watch the 19th Gay Pride boat parade on Saturday, which this year included a Moroccan boat for the first time.

The start of the boat parade was brought forward by almost an hour because of the weather and started with a moment's silence to remember the people who died in Malaysia Airways flight MH17.

The Aids Fonds charity and research group lost several prominent members in the disaster and led the procession with two boats. Banners on the side read 'Remembering our colleagues on MH17' and 'Our work goes on. Together we will beat the virus'.


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