St Patrick's Day sees global landmarks go green

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image captionThe world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, joins in the celebrations

This weekend will see more than 400 landmarks in more than 50 countries go green for St Patrick.

The annual Global Greening initiative by Tourism Ireland started in 2010 and topping this year's new additions list is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai -the world's tallest building.

Victoria Falls in southern Africa and Lord's cricket ground in London are also among the 2019 newbies.

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image captionMac the Moose in Saskatchewan, Canada, is wearing the green
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image captionThe Source of the Nile bridge in Uganda celebrates
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image captionAnother one from Africa - Sierra Leone - and new to 2019. The Cotton Tree is the capital Freetown's historic symbol
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image captionThe Cibeles Fountain, built in 1782, is one of the symbols of Madrid

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