Fishing boats with a rainbow over them

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St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and for many, that means raucous parades, flowing kegs of beer, an overdose of green clothing and, of course, countless references to the ubiquitous pot of gold found at the end of the rainbow.

In honor of this hallowed Celtic holiday, here is a collection of rainbows captured across the globe, including the one above from Skogafoss, Iceland.

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Rainbow in Wilster, Germany

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Wilster, Germany

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Rainbow in Te Anu, New Zealand

Photo: Paul Bica/Flickr

Te Anau, New Zealand

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Rainbow in Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo, Japan

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Rainbow in Kinvara, Ireland

Photo: Eoin Gardiner/Flickr

Kinvara, Ireland

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Rainbow in Grassau, Germany

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Grassau, Germany

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Rainbow in Portland, PA

Photo: Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr

Portland, Pa.

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Rainbow in Niagara Falls

Photo: Diana Robinson/Flickr

Niagara Falls

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Rainbow in Inveraray, Scotland

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Inveraray, Scotland

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Rainbow over windmills in France

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Lisbourg, France

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Catie Leary is a photo editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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10 glorious rainbows to get you in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day
St. Patty's Day is upon us, which means countless references to the unattainable pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.