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Beautiful Images Capture Chicago River Glowing Green to Mark St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Dye colors the Chicago River green ahead of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The annual dying has been done since 1962. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

The Chicago River's hue has morphed to an emerald green, as the city kicks of St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Photographs posted online show the city's iconic body of water glowing emerald green after the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 130 dropped dye into the river.

The tradition has taken place since 1962.

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