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From Niagara Falls to the pyramids, landmarks go green for Patrick's Day

It’s beginning to look a lot like Paddy’s Day…

IT’S BECOME ONE of the fixtures of St Patrick’s Day in recent years.

Landmarks around the world from ancient wonders to Las Vegas have turned green for Patrick’s Day as part of a Tourism Ireland initiative to promote Ireland abroad, by literally shining giant emerald-coloured lights on famous buildings and statues to remind everyone about this little country.

Almost 70 landmark buildings and sites are going green this weekend, with some already getting in on the act before Patrick’s Day officially starts.

Niagara Falls

Pyramids and Sphinx

The Temple of Hercules, Amman, Jordan.

The Greening – sorry, Leaning – Tower of Pisa

Gorky Park gate in Moscow

The ‘Armadillo’ in Glasgow

The Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam

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Anfield football stadium in Liverpool

Salamanca Town Hall in Spain

The Burj al Arab in Dubai

The Las Vegas sign turns green

(All photos: Tourism Ireland)

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