The capital of Latvia, Riga, hosted EuroPride on Saturday with 5,000 people flying in from around the world to take part.
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Latvia becomes the first post-Soviet country to host the event, which takes place in a different European city each year.

The parade – which was heavily policed – seemed to go smoothly, despite some protestors burning a rainbow flag as the procession made its way back to Vērmanes Park Saturday afternoon.

Attendance was 3000 up on the 2000 predicted. Organizers said a typical figure for previous Pride festivals in the city was around 800.

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