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Topless parade in NYC: See photos of the Manhattan march and rally

By amNY.com staff

Marking the 11th annual GoTopless Day, women gathered in Manhattan to stand up for their right to bare their breasts in public on Sunday.

In New York, it has been legal for women to be topless in public since 1992, but in several states across the country, it remains illegal.

Parades were held across the United States and in several international cities. In Manhattan, participants started on West 58th Street and Eighth Avenue and made their way down Broadway to Bryant Park.

Scroll down to see (safe for work) photos of the event.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Nadia Salois of Montreal walks shirtless in the parade.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A woman speaks into a megaphone at the event.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Bus riders look out of the window at people participating in the parade.

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Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

An NYPD officer checks a vehicle's paperwork before the start of the parade.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Nadia Salois of Montreal takes her shirt off before the start of the 11th annual GoTopless Day parade.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A woman goes topless down Broadway.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Some participants don costumes like this "angel."

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators watch as topless participants march.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

An activist holds a sign as she marches topless to get a message across.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A Topless.org participant and supporter march.

Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Women and men from all over the city took part in the parade.