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

About 190 locations are giving a nod to Ireland.
Mar 17th 2016, 5:40 PM 47,843 35

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:

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