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St Patrick's Day Celebrations from Around the World

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The White House fountain goes green for St Patrick's Day
Minister Leo Varadkar launches the Tokyo Parade
Sydney Opera House goes green for St Patrick's Day
The Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, Egypt, which have been lit green to for St Patrick's Day
A man dressed in costume waits for the parade to start in Singapore.
A group of women drink beer and celebrate St Patricks Day during the Singapore St Patrick's Day street Festival at Boat Quay on March 17, 2013 in Singapore.
Amman Citadel Jordan which has been lit green
Romania's Parliament Palace is seen illuminated in green light ahead of St Patrick's Day , in Bucharest March 16, 2013.
HMS Belfast is lit green for Tourism Ireland
The Las Vegas 'Welcome' sign which has been lit green for Tourism Ireland's St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Dennis O'Mann and his doll watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Tourism Ireland undated handout photo of the Armadillo, Glasgow, which has been lit green for Tourism IrelandÕs St. PatrickÕs Day celebrations. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Tourism Ireland/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Tourism Ireland handout photo dated 11/03/13 of Pacific Science Center, Seattle
David Westerby of Kenosa, Wis. left, yells during the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
The Breezy Point Catholic Club Pipes and Drums, from the Queens borough of New York, make their way up New York's Fifth Avenue as they take part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Bystanders look on as the Chicago River is dyed green ahead of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Members of the New York City Fire Department's Emerald Society Pipes and Drums make their way up New York's Fifth Avenue as they take part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Dancers from the Tooromeen School of Dance perform during the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
The Chicago River is dyed green right before the start of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
The Chicago River is dyed green right before the start of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Members of the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, make their way up New York's Fifth Avenue as they take part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday, March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
People dance during a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
Bev Kehayes, left, of Greensboro, N.C., gets her homemade hat pinned on her head by her friend Mary Parrish, center, and Sara Farnsworth, right, before Savannah's 189-year-old St. Patrick's Day parade, Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Savannah, Ga. St. Patrick's Day falls on March 17, which is Sunday. But a number of cities, including Savannah, New York and Chicago are all holding parades Saturday to take advantage of the full weekend. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
People watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
A woman watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Caroline Kelleher watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
An "Irish 4 The Day" necklace is seen on a woman as she watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Sinead Burne from Dublin watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Kate Hujsa, 4, watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
A drummer plays during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Spectators watch as the the Chicago River is dyed green ahead of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Aidan Johnston, 7 months, watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg marches in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
A participant marches in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
People watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Steven Anderson and Kimberly Anderson watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Shannon Stanton, 9, watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Tony O'Hare from Ireland watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
U.S. army soldiers are seen marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Buttons are seen on Dennis Dunn's sweater as he watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Dennis Dunn watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Kathy Brucia, of Bellmore, N.Y, left, and Kara Kerley, of Wantagh, N.Y., laugh as they watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade as it moves up New York's Fifth Avenue Saturday, March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Kimberly Anderson wears an "Irish Princess" necklace as she watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
The Coast Guard band is reflected in the tuba during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
A girl holds up a sign as she watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Paul Mitchell from Ireland watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Connor Walsh, 11, watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Alan Fitzpatrick (L) from Ireland watches the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Spectators watch as the Chicago River is dyed green ahead of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
A spectator looks on as the Chicago River is dyed green ahead of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled for Saturday because of religious observances. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
John Shepard and Gena Damento of Rochester Minn., take a photo of themselves kissing after the Chicago River was dyed green ahead of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Saturday, March, 16, 2013. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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