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07/09/2018 10:42 AM IST | Updated 07/09/2018 10:56 AM IST

PHOTOS: Hugs, Kisses And Rainbows, Here's How India Celebrated Decriminalisation Of Gay Sex

What a day it was!

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Thursday was a historic day in India with the Supreme Court reading down the archaic Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The verdict was hailed by all and people took to the streets across the country to celebrate the big win for the LGBT community in the country.

People gathered around the Supreme Court in New Delhi early in the day in anticipation of the verdict carrying posters, banners and rainbow flags.

Celebrations were also seen in other major cities like Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai.

Here are some photos from the celebrations:

There were tears of joy

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Two people hug each other at an NGO in Mumbai after the Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 on Thursday.

Some celebrations around the Supreme Court

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A girl poses outside the Supreme Court on Thursday.

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The media and members of the LGBT community outside the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Sweets were distributed

There were parades

Lots of hugs and kisses

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People celebrating in Mumbai on Thursday.

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Celebrations in Bhubaneshwar.

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A couple share a kiss in Kolkata after the Supreme Court verdict.

Lots of rainbows all around

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LGBT activists celebrate after the verdict by Supreme Court in Bengaluru.

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People celebrate in Mumbai.

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Women celebrating in Delhi.

The Delhi rains couldn't dampen spirits

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People celebrate on the streets of Delhi despite torrential rain.

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There were rainbow umbrellas too!

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And drenched happy humans.

There was dancing too!

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People dance on the streets in Mumbai.