Thousands of revellers weave through the streets of Dublin carrying lights as part of the New Year celebrations.
Fire-breathers, stilt walkers, dancers and other street entertainers are leading the People's Procession of Light through the streets to Stephen's Green where the event will culminate with a fireworks display.
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