'Amsterdam, the Netherlands - August 6, 2011: Participants of the Amsterdam Canal Parade. The man in the middle is singing, the ones around him dancing. The canal parade is an annual gay parade on boats on the Amsterdam canals. At the background are spectators standing and sitting on the quay, watching the boats go by.The canal parade is the main event of the Amsterdam Gay Pride. The parade is one of the biggest public events in the Netherlands. This year it was visited by approximately 400.000 people.'