Across the globe, St. Patrick’s Day 2016 was a pageant of revelry, faith and activism. In Dublin, crowds filled the streets for a glimpse of large, colorful floats. In Northern Ireland, pilgrims walked to St. Patrick’s resting place. In New York, former protesters became marchers with an end to a ban on openly gay parade participants.
March 17 Photo Brief: St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on Halabja
St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week in Kazakhstan, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on northern Iraqi city of Halabja and more in today’s daily brief.
Some 8,000 people will carry the Olympic flame over the 70-day Torch Relay until July 27, when the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony will be ignited in London to kick off the Olympic games.
Here’s a look at the past 70 days as the Olympic flame has been making its way throughout the United Kingdom.