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St Patrick’s Day celebrated around the world

St Patrick's Day is being marked around the world, including in Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker

A sea of green has once again marked St Patrick’s Day around the world, with thousands turning out for parades and famous landmarks lit up for the occasion.

In Belfast, the theme this year was “City of Equals”.

Thousands of people have been joining in the celebrations. Credit: Pacemaker

A colourful carnival parade, which included community groups from across the city, made its way from Belfast City Hall to Writers Square ahead of an open-air concert at Custom House Square.

The Vengaboys were on hand to headline the event.

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Meanwhile, huge events were also being held in Londonderry, Armagh, Downpatrick, Newry, and Dublin – as well as much further afield.

Sydney Opera House in Australia goes green for St Patrick's Day. Credit: Tourism Ireland Global Greening

World-famous landmarks are all lighting up green, as has become tradition.

The Great Wall of China goes green. Credit: The Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Sydney Opera House are among some 470 sites taking part.

The Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Sydney Opera House are among some 470 sites taking part.

Las Vegas joins in the St Patrick's Day fun. Credit: Tourism Ireland Global Greening

Some more unusual sites have also joined in this year for the first time.

Cascata Isola Del Liri in Italy takes part in St Patrick's Day celebrations. Credit: Tourism Ireland Global Greening

They include ‘Mac the Moose’ – a 32ft sculpture in Saskatchewan in Canada - and a green bicycle parade in Amsterdam.

Green fairy lights make for a colourful bicycle parade in Amsterdam. Credit: Tourism Ireland Global Greening