St. Patrick's Day
Millions of Irish, part-Irish and not-very-Irish-at-all people have been celebrating St Patrick's Day around the world. Green, white and orange were the colours of the day at the annual parade in the Irish capital, Dublin. In Sydney, Irish ex-pats were among the first to mark the day in brash style. Lubricated by pints of Guinness, punters at the Cheltenham horse racing festival in the UK cheered on their favourites. In the Danish capital, Copenhagen, lime green leprechauns drinking "green beer" were easy to spot. At the White House, Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern presented US President George W Bush with a bunch of shamrocks. In New York, which boasts a proud Irish-American heritage, traditional Irish pipers entertained the crowds. In Brussels, we gathered at Elizabeth's and got drunk.