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House Speaker Robert DeLeo attended the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, hosted this year by city councilor Bill Linehan.
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Dancers from the Woods School of Irish Dance performed during the annual breakfast in South Boston.
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Jared Valanzola of Rockland (left) showed Senate candidate Michael Sullivan a picture of the Republican photoshopped into a screenshot of "Law and Order" at a breakfast in Scituate.
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This group of cousins, ranging in age from 3 to 10, waited for the South Boston parade to start.
Members of the Catamount Pipe Band from Vermont blew their bagpipes while marching in the parade.
A girl held an Irish flag while in costume on a float in Southie.
The crowd watched the parade despite the brisk weather.
Peter Panic unicycled his way down East Broadway while juggling.
Frederick Creager of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 dressed as a tin man and greeted people along the route.
“It’s so nice to see people take pride in their heritage like that,” a visitor from Baldwinsville, N.Y., said of Boston's festivities.
Army veteran David Carlson of Brighton marched in the Veterans for Peace parade, which followed the traditional parade.
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