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St Patrick's Day celebrated

St Patrick's Day celebrated
Irishmen and women celebrate their patron saint St Patrick, who died more than 1,500 years ago, on March 17. (Getty Images)
St Patrick's Day celebrated
The Sydney Opera House is swathed in green light to mark Ireland's most recognised patron saint. (Getty Images)
St Patrick's Day celebrated
Dennis Dunn cheers on the Irish during the 249th New York City St. Patrick's Parade up 5th Avenue in New York March. (Getty Images)
St Patrick's Day celebrated
Big Zeb ridden by Barry Geraghty celebrates after winning the Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase on St Patrick’s Day at Cheltenham Festival. (Getty Images)
St Patrick's Day celebrated
Maddie Vogele and Kim Conway cheer on the Irish in New York. (Getty Images)
St Patrick's Day celebrated
A Irish woman during the 249th New York City St Patrick's Parade. (Getty Images)
St Patrick's Day celebrated
Cub Scouts give a high five to Irish parade watchers in New York. (Getty Images)
St Patrick's Day celebrated
A fountain, with water dyed green in honor of St. Patrick's Day, is seen on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

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