Photos: St. Patrick's Day celebrated around the world

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The South Lawn fountain at the White House in Washington, DC is dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on St. Patrick's Day. CCTV PHOTO/Jessica Stone
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This image supplied by Tourism Ireland on Monday March 16, 2015 shows the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, floodlit green to celebrate St Patrick's Day on Tuesday. Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin and other cities, particularly in the U.S., on St. Patrick's Day. (AP Photo/Sarto Roberto, Tourism Ireland)
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People stand along the Vilnia river which is coloured in green to celebrate the Irish festivity Saint Patrick's Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS
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A dog plays in the green water of the Vilnia river which has been coloured to celebrate the Irish festivity Saint Patrick's Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS
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This image supplied by Tourism Ireland on Monday March 16, 2015 shows the London Eye floodlit green to celebrate St Patrick's Day on Tuesday. Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin and other cities, particularly in the U.S., on St. Patrick's Day. (AP Photo/Matt Alexander, Tourism Ireland)
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People stand along the Vilnia river which is coloured in green to celebrate the Irish festivity Saint Patrick's Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) receives a bouquet from children during a parade while visiting the Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day parade in Mons Barracks in Aldershot, west of London, on March 17, 2015. Prince William attended the parade as Colonel of the Regiment and Britain's Catherine presented the traditional sprigs of shamrocks to the officers and guardsmen of the regiment. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) shares a joke with an officer as they pose for a photograph with other officers during a visit of the Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day parade in Mons Barracks in Aldershot, west of London, on March 17, 2015. Prince William attended the parade as Colonel of the Regiment and Britain's Catherine presented the traditional sprigs of shamrocks to the officers and guardsmen of the regiment. AFP PHOTO / POOL / EDDIE MULHOLLAND
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Britain's Catherine (C), Duchess of Cambridge talks to officers while visiting the Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day parade in Mons Barracks in Aldershot, west of London, on March 17, 2015. Britain's Prince William attended the parade as Colonel of the Regiment and Britain's Catherine presented the traditional sprigs of shamrocks to the officers and guardsmen of the regiment. AFP PHOTO / POOL / EDDIE MULHOLLAND
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People wearing green march during a St. Patrick's Day parade in Tokyo on March 15, 2015. More than 1,000 people took part in the parade to commemorate the Irish patron Saint Patrick, which is usually marked on March 17. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI
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People wearing green march during a St. Patrick's Day parade in Tokyo on March 15, 2015. More than 1,000 people took part in the parade to commemorate the Irish patron Saint Patrick, which is usually marked on March 17. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI
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An Irish setter wearing a Michael Jackson costume takes part in a St. Patrick's Day parade in Tokyo on March 15, 2015. More than 1,000 people took part in the parade to commemorate the Irish patron Saint Patrick, which is usually marked on March 17. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI
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Members of the Irish Setters Club and their dogs take part in a St. Patrick's Day parade in Tokyo on March 15, 2015. More than 1,000 people took part in the parade to commemorate the Irish patron Saint Patrick, which is usually marked on March 17. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI
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View of the statue of Christ the Redeemer illuminated in green to celebrate the upcoming Irish festivity of Saint Patrick's Day, atop Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA
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View of the statue of Christ the Redeemer illuminated in green to celebrate the upcoming Irish festivity of Saint Patrick's Day, atop Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA
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Youngsters dance as they celebrate St Patrick's Day in central Moscow on March 14, 2015. St Patrick's Day is an annual religious and cultural commemoration of the widely recognized patron saint of Ireland. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER UTKIN
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Resident of Vilnius celebrates the Irish festivity Saint Patrick's Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS
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Tourists walk near the The Irish Hunger Memorial located in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan March 16, 2015 the day before people gather in New York City to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. The Irish Hunger Memorial (or Irish Famine Memorial), the creation of artist Brian Tolle is a monument and a garden dedicated to those who perished during the Great Irish Famine and Migration" of 1845-1852. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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A man walks past streets signs and a placard reading 'St Patrick's Weekend - live music and street entertainment' in Banagher, Republic of Ireland on March 14, 2015. An Irish Catholic priest gave a whole new meaning to "white collar boxing" at the weekend after taking to the ring to battle a parishioner in a charity fight. AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITH
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Tourists walk inside the The Irish Hunger Memorial located in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan March 16, 2015 the day before people gather in New York City to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. The Irish Hunger Memorial (or Irish Famine Memorial), the creation of artist Brian Tolle is a monument and a garden dedicated to those who perished during the Great Irish Famine and Migration" of 1845-1852. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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Ducks swim in the South Lawn fountain at the White House in Washington, DC, dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
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The Blair House in Washington D.C. showing its green on St. Patrick's Day. CCTV PHOTO/Jessica Stone
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This image supplied by Tourism Ireland on Monday March 16, 2015 shows Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff lit green to celebrate St Patrick's Day on Tuesday. Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin and other cities, particularly in the U.S., on St. Patrick's Day. (AP Photo/Tourism Ireland)
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This July 27, 2014 photo shows climbers beginning the final ascent on Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, Ireland. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people - pilgrims and tourists from around the world - climb the holy mountain where the fifth century saint is said to have fasted for forty days and nights as he wrestled with demons and banished snakes from Ireland. (AP Photo/Helen O'Neill)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 16: Anze Kopitar #11 and Matt Greene #2 of the Los Angeles Kings wear green St Patrick's Day warmup jerseys as they get ready to play the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center on March 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP
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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, left, talks with Jimmy Canty, originally of Kerry, Ireland, center, and Kathleen Fox, both living in Atlanta, as he greets customers at the grand opening of Fado Irish Pub in Midtown before serving as grand marshall of the city's St. Patrick's Day parade, Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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In this March 17, 2014 photo provided by Helen O'Neill, a man dressed as "St. Patrick" dances along the parade route of the St. Patrick's Day festival in Dublin. Thousands of people attend the parade to honor the fifth century preacher who converted the Irish people to Christianity and is the country's patron saint. (AP/Photo Helen O'Neill)
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Chris Mitchum, left, and Joe Padgett, right, of Charleston, S.C. battle over beads tossed from a balcony during the start of a four-day St. Patrick's Day celebration Saturday, March 14, 2015, on River Street in Savannah, Ga. Thousands of gaudy green visitors are in Savannah this weekend to kick off the celebration that peaks Tuesday with the St. Patrick’s Day parade. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Visitors watch thousand of revelers from their hotel balcony during St. Patrick's Day celebration Saturday, March 14, 2015, on River Street in Savannah, Ga. Thousands of gaudy green visitors are in Savannah this weekend to kick off a four-day celebration that peaks Tuesday with the St. Patrick’s Day parade. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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This July 27, 2014 photo shows climbers on the slopes of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, Ireland. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people - pilgrims and tourists from around the world - climb the holy mountain where the fifth century saint is said to have fasted for forty days and nights as he wrestled with demons and banished snakes from Ireland. (AP Photo/Helen O'Neill)