Parade marks start of Dublin's New Year celebrations

Performers dance through the streets of Dublin
Performers dance through the streets of Dublin Credit: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Members of the public have lined the streets of Dublin for the start of The Gathering Ireland 2013, a year-long celebration of all things Irish.

Angels welcome the New Year in Dublin
Angels welcome the New Year in Dublin Credit: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The People's Procession of Light is one of the first celebrations as a part of the city's New Year's Festival.

Children join in the parade
Children join in the parade Credit: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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