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St. Patrick's Day Is Celebrated Around The World (PHOTOS)

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Revelers around the world took out their green hair dye and face paint on Monday to celebrate Irish culture and heritage.

The world's largest St. Patrick's Day parade took place in New York, while celebrations in the Irish capital of Dublin drew hundreds of thousands of spectators, according to the Associated Press.

In his St. Patrick's Day message, Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins said the nation's patron saint has "become synonymous with an inclusive and authentic version of Irishness with its stress on the duty and the joys of hospitality."

"To all those who share this island, to Irish people by birth or descent wherever they may be in the world and to those who simply consider themselves to be friends of Ireland, I wish each and every one of you a happy, peaceful and authentically Irish St. Patrick’s Day," Higgins said.

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    Members of the military and a pair of Irish Wolfhounds march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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    Participants cheer along the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York on March 17 2014. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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    People cheer along the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York on March 17 2014. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The fountain dyed green for St Patrick's Day is seen on the south lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on March 17, 2014. (YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Spectators attend St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin on March 17, 2014. (PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Drag Queen Peachy Queen poses from the back of a bus, and prepares to march in the St Patrick's day parade on behalf of all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people for the first time on March 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Don Arnold/Getty Images)
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    People dressed in Irish themed costumes take part in a St Patrick's Day parade in Central London on March 16, 2014. (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Dancers take part in a St Patrick's Day parade in Central London on March 16, 2014. (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Dancers dressed in Irish themed costumes participate in the annual St. Patrick's Day Festival as it passes from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket on March 16, 2014 in London, England. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
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    Dye colors the Chicago River green ahead of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago on Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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    Marchers walk through the streets during the St Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images)
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    Participants take part in the St Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
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    Participants take part in the St Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
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    Participants take part in the St Patrick's Day parade, the religious feast day of the patron saint of Ireland. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
  • The Christ the Redeemer statue is illuminated in green in commemoration of St. Patrick's Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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