Friday 21 November 2014

St. Patrick's Day celebrations: Breathtaking pictures from around the globe

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Hartford Police Emerald Society marching in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Photo: John O'Hare
From Saigon, Vietnam. Photo: Bernard John McCune
Marching in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: Davie Browne
Sarah Kenny from Galway in The Hague at an Irish festival, organised by the Irish Club of the Netherlands. Photo: Sarah Kenny
Annie Grealis (92) from Mulranny in County Mayo met An Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Saint Patrick's cathedral. Photo: Anna Grealis
The famous Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014
Glasgow's Hydro arena and Armadillo venue illuminated green for St Patricks day
The ICEconcert Hall in Luleå, Swedish Lapland, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014
A baby wears a green wig during the St Patrick's Day parade in central London March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
A close up of a participants costume during the Mayor of London's St Patrick's Day parade in central London
The Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Caiscais, is the first Portuguese site to join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening
The stone Inukshuk that greets visitors at the entrance to Whistler, the famous ski resort in British Columbia, Canada
People dressed in Irish themed costumes watch the annual St Patrick's Day Festival pass from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket on March 16, 2014 in London, England
The Rhine Falls, in Neuhausen near Zurich – the largest waterfall in Europe – joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014
The Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, in Jordan
A woman with a shamrock-shaped pattern on her cheek takes part in the Irish St Patrick's Day parade in Bucharest
People dressed in Irish themed costumes watch the annual St Patrick's Day Festival pass from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket on March 16, 2014 in London, England
Evoluon Eindhoven in the Netherlands, a conference centre and former science museum, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014, to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick
A man dressed in an Irish themed costume watches the annual St Patrick's Day Festival pass from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket on March 16, 2014 in London, England
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, designed by Frank Gehry, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014 initiative celebrating the island of Ireland and St Patrick’s Day
A child dressed in an Irish themed costume watches the annual St Patrick's Day Festival pass from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket on March 16, 2014 in London, England
Soldier Field stadium in Chicago, home to the famous Chicago Bears team, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014 initiative celebrating the island of Ireland and St Patrick’s Day
The Irish Embassy in Paris, built in the early 1890s, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014, to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.
Shamrock-clad stilt walkers in front of the DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park in Downtown Disney®, Orlando – which has turned a fun shade of green as part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2014 initiative celebrating St Patrick’s Day
A man dressed in an Irish themed costume watches the annual St Patrick's Day Festival pass from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket
The Brussels Grand Place is lit in green on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day as part of Tourism Ireland's Global Greening Initiative in Brussels
The Brussels Grand Place is lit in green on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day as part of Tourism Ireland's Global Greening Initiative in Brussels, March 16, 2014 REUTERS/Eric Vidal (BELGIUM - Tags: SOCIETY)

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