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Mar 18, 2015

St Patrick’s Day 2015

St Patrick’s Day 2015

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. In this gallery Patrick's Day celebrations around the world.

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A woman takes part in the St Patrick's Day parade through central London PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS

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Alexandra Bonderenko (L) and her sister Lena Bonderenko from Moscow have their picture taken with a participant of the St Patrick's Day parade, central London PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS

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Women take part in the St Patrick's Day parade through central London PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS

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The Greater Boston Firefighters Pipe and Drum corps marches down Broadway during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, Massachusetts DOMINICK REUTER/REUTERS

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The Lexington Minutemen reload blanks into their rifles during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, Massachusetts DOMINICK REUTER/REUTERS

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The League of Disagreeable Gentlemen ride motorbikes down Broadway during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, Massachusetts DOMINICK REUTER/REUTERS

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Mahoney, commander of the Veterans Council in charge of the parade, salutes Bishop, founder of LGBT veterans group OutVet, during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, Massachusetts DOMINICK REUTER/REUTERS

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Members of Boston Pride march down Broadway during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, Massachusetts DOMINICK REUTER/REUTERS

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The water in the fountain on the South Lawn of the White House flows green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day in Washington JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Video journalists shoot footage of the green water in the fountain on the South Lawn of the White House, which was dyed in celebration of St. Patrick's Day in Washington JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for an official photograph with 1st Battalion Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot POOL/REUTERS

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A man dressed as a Leprechaun reads a newspaper during St Patrick's Day festivities in the city of Londonderry CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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A man with his face painted in the colours of the Irish National flag poses for a picture during St Patrick's Day festivities in the city of Londonderry CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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A boy with shamrocks painted on his face watches the St Patrick's Day festivities in the city of Londonderry CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York waves to spectators as he marches as the Grand Marshall of the 254th New York City St Patrick's Day parade up 5th Avenue in New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York winks to spectators as he marches as the Grand Marshall of the 254th New York City St Patrick's Day parade up 5th Avenue in New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A bagpiper marches in the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade up 5th Avenue in the Manhattan Borough of New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Noel Ryan of New York City wears traditional Irish clothing as he stands on 5th Avenue before marching in the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade in New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Carl McCormack from Scotland wears St. Patrick's Day costume as he stands with thousands of spectators to watch the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade up 5th Avenue in New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Spectators cheer as they watch the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade march up 5th Avenue in the Manhattan Borough of New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A man wears a sweater covered in Irish themed pins as he stands with thousands of spectators to watch the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade up 5th Avenue in the Manhattan Borough of New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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The New York City Police Emerald Society pipe and Drum Corps marches in the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade up 5th Avenue in New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A New York City Police (NYPD) officer carries his son on his shoulders as he walks along the side of the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan Borough of New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Children from the Irish Dancing and Music Association of North America perform as they march in the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade up 5th Avenue in the Manhattan Borough of New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Revelers embrace as they attend the 254th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade along 5th Avenue in the Manhattan Borough of New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A man dressed as a Leprechaun reads a newspaper during St Patrick's Day festivities in the city of Londonderry CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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