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Sydney Mardi Gras parade and concert took place yesterday. Because of Covid-19, this year’s festivities were smaller than usual, but because Australia has got such a successful handle on its pandemic, a real-life event was still able to go ahead.Rather than take place on the streets of Sydney, this year’s Mardi Gras was a ticketed event in the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).A stadium crowd of 36,000 spectators cheered on as 5,000 marchers, from over 120 parade entries.

Broadcaster PBS transmitted the festival live, allowing many others to watch from home. This year’s theme was ‘RISE’ – something the whole world eagerly wishes to do as it fights to beat the pandemic.“This year’s Mardi Gras was a once in a lifetime experience,” said Sydney Gay.

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