East Europe gays, lesbians march

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U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Michael Polt, right, and  U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Judith Garber talk as they take part in a gay pride parade in downtown Riga, Latvia, Saturday, June 2, 2012. Several hundred activists from the Baltic states and neighboring countries braved rain and hail to participate in an annual parade in defense of gay and lesbian rights in Latvia. U.S. diplomats who took part in the Saturday event stressed the fundamental importance of equal rights and freedom of expression and urged participants to keep battling for their cause.  (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

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Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday, June 2, through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in Eastern European societies where they still face high levels of intolerance.

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