In pictures: Twelfth of July commemorations

Lego Orangemen displayed in a window in east Belfast as people take part in a socially distant Twelfth of July.
Lego Orangemen displayed in a window in east Belfast as people take part in a socially distant Twelfth of July. Credit: PA

The Twelfth of July looks different this year, with coronavirus regulations in place - but some smaller parades have gone ahead, although crowds have been encouraged not to gather.

Many supporters are shielding, while others did take to the streets to watch the bands, having been urged to adhere to social distancing.

Only 30 people were allowed to take part in the mini-parades across Northern Ireland, with nearly 250 bands taking part.

King Billy leads the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker
Children take part in a street party at Beechfield Street in Belfast. Credit: PA
Care packages were handed out to residents in east Belfast by Orange Order members. Credit: PA
Orangeman Brian McKee wears a mask to help mark the Twelfth by delivering care packages to those isolating. Credit: PA
The Shankill Road Defenders band march to mark the Twelfth of July in Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker
Bands marched in mini-parades in Portadown to mark the Twelfth. Credit: Pacemaker
Some Twelfth of July supporters are shielding from coronavirus and have to mark the day at home. Credit: PA
Members of the Orange Order lay wreaths at the cenotaph at Belfast City Hall. Credit: Graham Baalham-Curry