St Patrick's Day abroad
A bagpiper marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan, New York. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images.
Members of the FDNY march along 5th avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny marches up 5th avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters.
Demonstrators protest in New York amid concerns that organisers excluded gay groups from the parade. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters.
A man dressed as a leprechaun smiles as he stands beside the dyed green Chicago River during St Patrick's Day celebrations in Chicago. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters
A girl waves an Irish flag at the 8th annual St Patrick's Day celebrations in Shanghai.
Irish dancers get ready for the London parade. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters
Participants get ready at the start of the St Patrick's Day parade in central London. Photograph: Laura Lean/PA Wire
Ciaran, aged 10, dressed as a member of the Garda, poses for a photograph before the St Patrick's Day parade in central London. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters
A man wearing shamrock-shaped glasses takes part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Munich, Germany. Photograph: Tobias Hase/EPA
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 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Don Arnold/Getty Images
Martin Collyer and Melody O'Donoghue (originally from Cork) with their son Jim Collyer, with daughter Rose on a float in the background at the parade in Sydney.
Colin, Nicola, Jack and Tara Mathews celebrating St Patrick's Day in Brisbane, Australia.
Matthew and Anna Fox celebrating St Patrick's Day in Reading, England.
A troupe of young dancers perform at the 8th annual St Patrick's Day celebrations in Shanghai.
A young Chinese boy learns how to play the bodhrán in Shanghai.
The Chinese dragon with the green beard performs at Féile Shanghai 2014.