PHOTOS: Thousands Attend Tel Aviv Pride


Politics took a backseat Friday at Tel Aviv Pride, where tens of thousands of celebrants of various religions and orientations marched through Meir Park and other main areas, ending up on the beach for a big sun-soaked bash. It was a reminder that the city—often called a “bubble” of tolerance amid Middle East tensions—offers a haven for those who feel marginalized elsewhere. “When wars are around and people [are] threatening us, we know that we need to live [in] the second,” one participant told CNN. “This is the second.”

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Photos: Flavio Grynszpan