desfilaban
-they were parading
The word desfilaban is the imperfect form of desfilar in the third person plural.
See the full desfilar conjugation

desfilar

Mientras los niños desfilaban por Europa, ofrecieron a todos la misma opción.
As the children paraded through Europe, they offered each soul the same choice.
Los estudiantes desfilaban fuera del dojo al mediodía, todos exhaustos pero aparentemente satisfechos con los resultados de su sesión.
The students filed out of the dojo for the afternoon, all exhausted but seemingly thrilled with the results of their session.
Primero fue la concentración del 1º de mayo, que me pareció excepcional: todos los sindicatos desfilaban juntos, mano con mano.
At first, there was this gathering of the first of May that seemed exceptional to me: all the trade unions marched arm in arm together.
Por mi cabeza desfilaban las dificultades enfrentadas durante 30 años de desarrollo del proyecto y muchos rostros de colegas que trabajaron juntos para superarlas.
Running through my head at that time were hardships in proceeding with the project over 30 years and many faces of my colleagues who worked together to overcome the difficulties.
La noche del 17, mientras marchábamos por el puente Brooklyn, una enorme proyección sobre el edificio Verizon transmitió mensajes de los 99% que desfilaban en otras 30 ciudades.
On the evening of November 17, as we marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, there was a giant projection on the Verizon Building that flashed messages of the 99% that were marching in 30 other cities.
Lydia tiró su pañuelo a los soldados mientras desfilaban.
Lydia tossed her handkerchief to the soldiers as they marched past.
Algunos soldados cargaban el ataúd del general mientras otros desfilaban al costado.
Some soldiers carried the general's coffin, while others processed alongside.
Las comparsas de bailarines desfilaban por la calle con sus trajes de carnaval.
Groups of dancers paraded down the street in carnival array.
Los soldados desfilaban en una fila de a dos al ritmo de la marcha militar.
The soldiers paraded two abreast to the rhythm of the military march.
Como la obra era en un cabaret trabajaban muchos artistas que desfilaban por el mismo.
Because the play was set at a cabaret many artists worked parading in it.
No teniendo permiso para tener el Santísimo en la capilla, durante 30 años, niñas y religiosas desfilaban cada mañana hasta la parroquia más próxima.
Since they did not have the permission to keep the Blessed Sacrament in their chapel, for thirty years the girls and the Sisters went in file to the parish every morning.
A mi alrededor, había familias, grupos de jóvenes, personas que desfilaban por primera vez. Yo me sentía bien en el seno de esta multitud, con su clima campechano, bajo el sol de primavera.
All around me, there were families, groups of young people, people demonstrating for the first time. I felt good in the middle of this crowd, in a good-natured atmosphere, under a spring sun.
La memoria de los atletas coreanos que desfilaban bajo la sola bandera de la península de Corea en los Juegos del año 2000 en Sydney nos permite abrigar esperanzas con respecto a toda una nación y a todos los abanderados de la paz.
The memory of Korean athletes parading under the single flag of the Korean peninsula at the Sydney Games in 2000 gives us hope for an entire nation and for all the champions of peace.
Los que desfilaban lo hacían con pasos acompasados.
Those in the parade walked with measured steps.
Los soldados estaban dispuestos en filas de a dos, y desfilaban con el fusil al hombro.
The soldiers were arranged two abrest, and they marched with their guns over their shoulders.
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