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500,000 cheer St. Patrick’s parade in Dublin

Published 03/17/2009, Associated Press

“To hell with the recession! Let’s dance!” shouted a leprechaun-dressed street entertainer.
As many as half a million Irish natives, immigrants and tourists jammed into Dublin’s city center Tuesday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a boisterous national holiday that has been darkened this year by recession and violence.

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