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Pride on the canal: Huge crowds at Amsterdam water parade

Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined Amsterdam's historic canals Saturday to celebrate Canal Parade, a Pride flotilla of 80 brightly decorated boats packed with people partying, singing and waving rainbow flags, balloons and umbrellas.

Hundreds of thousands of people lined canals in the Dutch capital to watch the colourful spectacle of the Pride Canal Parade return for the 25th edition after the last two events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)