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In pictures: Famous buildings around the world go green for St Patrick’s Day

This is one Paddy’s Day tradition that was untouched by the coronavirus outbreak.

DESPITE THIS BEING a St Patrick’s Day like no other, hundred of landmarks and sites around the world have been illuminated in green this year.

As part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day, a host of buildings, ranging from museums and towers to statues and bridges, turned a shade of green to celebrate Ireland’s national day.

embedded251361707 The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London Source: (David Parry/PA)


embedded251361715 The York Walls Source: (Danny Lawson/PA)

embedded251361710 Wollaton Hall in Nottingham Source: (Fabio De Paola/PA)

embedded251361707 The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London Source: (David Parry/PA)

embedded251361682 Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square in London Source: (David Parry/PA)

embedded251361665 Corrigan’s in Mayfair, London Source: (David Parry/PA)

embedded251361643 Clifford’s Tower in York Source: (Danny Lawson/PA)


embedded251361644 The Caird Hall in Dundee Source: (Sandy Young/PA)


embedded251361635 Caerphilly Castle in South Wales Source: (Alistair Heap/PA)


embedded251361678 The London Eye Source: (David Parry/PA)

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