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Thousands turn out for Manchester's St Patrick's Day parade

Spectators watching Manchester's annual Irish Festival Parade
Image caption Spectators watched as the parade which started at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, Manchester

Thousands of people turned out for Manchester's annual Irish Festival Parade, which is now in its 24th year.

The parade, which started at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, took place ahead of St Patrick's Day on Monday.

Floats, banners live music and dancers entertained crowds during the procession, which ended at Albert Square in Manchester city centre.

A mass in Gaelic was held at the heritage centre before the parade.

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