Irish eyes are smiling: Dublin parties on Patrick’s Day (PHOTOS)

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As people around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day, RT is in Dublin to soak up the atmosphere and see how the Irish celebrate their national holiday.

The main event on Thursday is the city parade, which traverses some of the main streets around the capital and is expected to attract more than 500,000 people.

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