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In Pictures: St Patrick's Day in NI

Thousands of people took part in the parade

Thousands of people took part in the parade

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

There were colours other than green on the streets of Belfast, but not many

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

Multi-coloured flags featured in this rainbow display

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

People in costume kept the crowds entertained

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

The parade made its way past the city hall

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

Thousands of people watched the colourful display

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

Youth and community groups contributed to the day

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

There were members of Belfast Pride and a Fathers for Justice group

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

Drumming gave the marchers their rhythm

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

Children stilt-walked in costume during the parade

St Patrick's Day parade Belfast

Spectators lined the streets in the city centre

MEP Bairbre de Brun took part in the Belfast parade

MEP Bairbre de Brun took part in the Belfast parade

Lord Mayor Tom Hartley said the parade showed the best of Belfast

Lord Mayor Tom Hartley said the parade showed the best of Belfast

Celebrations also took place in Strabane

Celebrations also took place in Strabane



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