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8,000 tourists lead Dublin parade

DUBLIN — A chilly, damp Dublin celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with artistic flair despite the fickle weather Sunday, the focal point for a weekend of Irish celebrations worldwide.

More than 250,000 revelers braved the occasionally snowy, sleety skies to line the streets for the traditional holiday parade, a 2-mile jaunt through the city’s heart involving performers from 46 countries.

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