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IN PICS: Twelfth of July across NI

Parades are being held across Northern Ireland. Credit: Pacemaker

Thousands of people have turned out to take part in or watch the Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland.

Major demonstrations are being held in Armagh and Belfast, while Ballymena is once again hosting its annual event.

The loyalist parades are traditionally held to mark King William of Orange’s victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

Richhill in Co Armagh hosted the largest Twelfth demonstration. Credit: Pacemaker
Bands make their way through Richhill. Credit: Pacemaker
Bands outside Belfast City Hall. Credit: Pacemaker
An Orange Order member pictured in Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker
Bands march through Belfast city centre. Credit: Pacemaker
The Twelfth in Coleraine. Credit: UTV
Two little drummers in Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker
A barbecue proving popular at the field in Coleraine. Credit: UTV
The Twelfth in Cloughfern. Credit: UTV
A piper in Hillsborough, Co Down. Credit: Presseye
A young drummer marches with his band in Hillsborough. Credit: Presseye
The DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson was among the marchers in Hillsborough. Credit: Presseye
The Twelfth in Ardoyne. Credit: Presseye

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