In pictures: The world goes green for St Patrick's Day
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In pictures: The world goes green for St Patrick's Day

A HOST of major landmarks and iconic sites around the world lit up green yesterday with a number of new famous locations taking part this year.

The new sights to join the annual 'greening' phenomenon include the Great Wall of China, Downtown Disney Orlando, Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra in Jordan and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland Paris.

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Here are a selection of incredible pictures from across the globe marking St Patrick's Day, courtesy of Tourism Ireland.

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