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St Patrick's Day

In pictures: Iconic sites go green for St Patrick's Day

From San Francisco’s Coit Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, check out the world sites to have already ‘gone green’ for Ireland’s national day.

OVER A DOZEN iconic sites around the world have ‘turned green’ to mark St Patrick’s Day.

Landmarks including Coit Tower in San Francisco, Niagara Falls, the ‘Armadillo’ Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, the Empire State Building, and the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid have turned green to the day.

The entire Spanish village of Moraira has also signed up for a ‘greening’, as has the Poznan stadium which will host two Irish games during Euro 2012.

Other landmarks participating in the Patrick’s Day event are South Africa’s Table Mountain, the Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai and the London Eye.

Tourism Ireland hopes that the global campaign will help to promote Ireland as a tourist destination.

In pictures: Iconic sites go green for St Patrick's Day
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  • The Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow

    (Chris James/Tourism Ireland)
  • The Municipal Stadium in Poznan

  • Moraira village in Spain's Costa Blanca

  • New York New York Hotel in Las Vegas

  • Sky Tower in Auckland

  • The Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa

  • The Glasgow Eye

  • City Hall in San Francisco

  • The Cibeles Fountain in Madrid

  • The Camera Obscura in Edinburgh

  • Brussels Town Hall

  • Coit Tower in San Francisco

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