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US Embassy adorned with Pride flags
Photo: Yaron Brenner
Do ask, do tell: US Embassy hangs flags for Pride
The US Embassy in Tel Aviv is adorned with Pride flags on Tuesday in preparation for the Pride parade on Friday; unlike in past years, this year a Pride flag is not hung at the building's front, next to the US flag.

The US Embassy went all out, draping its building with large-scale Pride flags along its external walls. The US's is the second embassy to gussy up for Pride, after the British Embassy hung a huge poster in anticipation for the month-long festivities.

 

 

The US Embassy sits on Tel Aviv's Yarkon St., and its western wall faces the boardwalk, which is the last leg of the Pride parade.

 

Photo: Yaron Brenner
Photo: Yaron Brenner

  

Unlike previous years, when a Pride flag was hung in front of the embassy, below the US flag, this year the colorful flag did not festoon the building's front.

 

The US Embassy, decked out in Pride flags (Photo: Yaron Brenner)
The US Embassy, decked out in Pride flags (Photo: Yaron Brenner)

 

The Tel Aviv Pride parade is to take place this Friday. It will begin at Meir Park and then will make its way down Bugrashov St. before heading south on the boardwalk and end in Charles Clore Park.

 

The UK Embassy's Pride poster (Photo: UK Embassy in Israel)
The UK Embassy's Pride poster (Photo: UK Embassy in Israel)

 

Ten floats will grind along the parade route, including a British Embassy float, which will include British Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey and his husband, Aldo Oliver Henriquez.

 

Police recommend people visiting Tel Aviv leave their cars at home, as many streets will be closed on Friday for the parade. It is also forecast to be hot—real hot. Temperatures are expected to reach 29°C.

 

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