Gay Pride celebrated in N.Y., Calif.
Volunteers hold onto a string of balloons before the start of the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Throngs of spectators crowded along the sidewalks on Fifth Avenue, waving rainbow-colored flags as participants including Cyndi Lauper as grand marshal, went by. The parade was held one year to the day of same-sex marriage being legalized in New York state. AP