Millions of people draped in the rainbow colours of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride attended parades and street parties across the world over the weekend (25 and 26 June 2016), showing solidarity among LGBT communities.

IBTimes UK takes a look at some of the best photos of Pride celebrations across the world:

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A man wears a sign reading "Orlando I love you" in Spanish while marching in the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade on 26 June 2016Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters
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Participants in the Gay Pride Parade in San Jose on 26 June 2016Ezequiel Becerra/AFP
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Participants take part in the annual New York Gay Pride parade on 26 June 2016Brendan McDermid/Reuters

London, San Jose, New York City, San Francisco and Cali, Colombia were among the cities that took part in the annual celebrations, which come just two weeks after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando.

During London's Gay Pride event, which took place on Saturday (25 June 2016), celebrations were in full swing when a police officer proposed to his partner, who was standing in the crowd during a Metropolitan Police march. In Trafalgar Square, crowds witnessed another marriage proposal between two police officers.

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A dog is walked along the San Francisco Pride parade routeJosh Edelson/AFP
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Simoni Siqueira pretends to drink from a giant wine bottle during the San Francisco Pride paradeJosh Edelson/AFP
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A man with a glitter beard marches along the San Francisco Pride parade routeJosh Edelson/AFP

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and his wife Saadiya lead the Pride march in London on 25 June 2016Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty
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A stormtrooper wearing the colours of the LGBT flag takes part in New York City Pride 2016 on 26 JuneDimitrios Kambouris/Getty
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Particiapant in the annual Pride Parade in London on 25 June 2016Niklas Halle'n/AFP

In San Francisco, one mother spoke to Reuters, explaining that she felt it was important that her children watched the parade festivities.

"I wanted them to know what it was, and that it was about love and rainbows and people," she said. "I was really proud to bring them out today. There's no way we were staying in the house."

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Jerry Roberts is reflected in his motorcycle's mirror during San Francisco Pride on 26 June 2016Josh Edelson/AFP
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Drag Queen FiFi DuBois takes part in the 2016 LGBT Pride March in New York City on 26 June 2016Rob Kim/Housing Works/Getty
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A reveler takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in Cali, Colombia on 26 June 2016Luis Robayo/AFP
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Shiro, a Siberian Husky, plays with a rainbow flag in LondonChris J Ratcliffe/Getty
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A participant wears a mask imitating Donald Trump as he takes part in the annual Pride Parade in London on 26 June 2016Niklas Halle'n/AFP
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A man wearing a Donald Trump-inspired hat watches the San Francisco Pride on 26 June 2016Josh Edelson/AFP
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A reveler takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in Cali, ColombiaLuis Robayo/AFP
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A woman takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in Cali, ColombiaLuis Robayo/AFP
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Mitzi Macintosh prepares to march during Pride in LondonChris J Ratcliffe/Getty
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People march during the New York City Pride event on 26 June 2016Eric Thayer/Getty
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NYPD officers during the New York City Pride marchEric Thayer/Getty
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New York State Senator Chuck Schumer attends the New York City Pride marchDimitrios Kambouris/Getty
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A marching band parades down the street during London PrideChris J Ratcliffe/Getty
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A double decker bus is seen during London PrideChris J Ratcliffe/Getty
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Metropolitan Police officers laugh during the Pride march in LondonChris J Ratcliffe/Getty
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Spectators during the New York City Pride marchEric Thayer/Getty
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Particiapants take part in the annual Pride Parade in LondonNiklas Halle'n/AFP
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Revelers ride in a car reading 'We are Orlando' as they take part in the San Jose Pride Parade on 26 June 2016Ezequiel Becerra/AFP
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A man takes part in the New York City Pride marchDimitrios Kambouris/Getty
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Dascha Polano attends the New York City Pride marchDimitrios Kambouris/Getty
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A man stands in costume during the New York City Pride eventEric Thayer/Getty
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A woman takes part in New York City Pride 2016Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty
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General view of the New York City Pride 2016 marchDimitrios Kambouris/Getty
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People participate in the annual Pride Parade in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 26 June 2016Alvin Baez/Reuters
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A woman takes part in the New York City Pride marchDimitrios Kambouris/Getty
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General view of New York City Pride 2016Neilson Barnard/Getty
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A man takes part in New York City Pride 2016Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty
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One-year-old Daisy Thwait watches the Pride parade with her father in LondonChris J Ratcliffe/Getty
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Queen Alexandra makes her way to the march as the LGBT community celebrates Pride in LondonChris J Ratcliffe/Getty
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A man takes part in the Gay Pride Parade in San JoseEzequiel Becerra/AFP
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Particiapants take part in the annual Pride Parade in LondonNiklas Halle'n/AFP