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White House fountain goes green

The fountain on the North Lawn of the White House runs green in honor of St. Patrick's Day in Washington on March 17, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
The fountain on the North Lawn of the White House runs green in honor of St. Patrick's Day in Washington on March 17, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg) | License Photo

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The water in the White House's north lawn fountain was dyed green Thursday in honor of St. Patrick's Day and a visit from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

The fountain went green for the third consecutive year to mark the feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the coinciding U.S. visit of the Irish leader, WOFL-TV, Washington, reported Thursday.

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WIAT-TV, Birmingham, Ala., posted video of a worker plunging into the fountain during the dying process.

CNN reported Kenny began the day with a breakfast in his honor at Vice President Joe Biden's residence. He is scheduled to attend a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in the evening.

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