DUBLIN, IRELAND - May 23, 2015: People pass by a VOTE YES campaign graffiti in central Dublin, as the votes on Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriage were being counted around the country. Ireland become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory for the gay rights movement. CREDIT: Paulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times
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