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PHOTOS: The world's most famous landmarks are going green today

About 190 locations are giving a nod to Ireland.

Updated 5.40pm

SOME OF THE world’s most famous landmarks are turning green to mark St Patrick’s Day.

About 190 landmarks and sites are taking part in Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening.

New sites taking part in 2016 include 7 World Trade Center at Ground Zero in New York, the Nelson Mandela statue in Johannesburg and, eh, Turbo the Goat in Canada.

They are joined by some old favourites which have gone green in previous years – including the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré Cœur basilica in Paris, the Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Here’s a flavour of the sites going green:

PHOTOS: The world's most famous landmarks are going green today
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  • Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Sacré Cœur basilica in Paris

    Source: Tourism Ireland
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

    Source: Tourism Ireland
  • The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

    Source: Tourism Ireland
  • Brendan O'Carroll at the New Brighton Pier in Christchurch, New Zealand

    Source: Tourism Ireland
  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai

    Source: Tourism Ireland
  • Ahmed the Elephant statue at the Nairobi National Museum

    Source: Tourism Ireland
  • GREAT WALL OF CHINA JOINS TOURISM IRELAND’S GLOBAL GREENING

    The Great Wall of ChinaSource: Tourism Ireland
  • London Eye

    Source: Gretel Ensignia / PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square

    Source: Gretel Ensignia / PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Monumento a la Independencia, Mexico

    Source: Tourism Ireland
  • National Sanctuary of Christ the King. Portugal

    Source: Tourism Ireland
  • The Trafford Centre, Manchester

    Source: Jon Super / PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland

    Source: Sandy Young / PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Portugal

    Source: Tourism Ireland

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