Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in downtown San Francisco today, where the city's annual Pride Parade has started to make its way up Market Street.

Cheers, rainbow flags and motorcade of around 200 motorcycles kicked off the parade, which was making its way from Market and Beale streets to the Civic Center.

Following the motorcycles were contingents of costumed bicyclists from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the AIDS Lifecycle.

Crowds lined the streets and others huddled in windows and on balconies of buildings lining the parade route.

The parade will be followed by the 43rd San Francisco Pride Celebration, which will be held at the Civic Center.



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