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Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (2nd L) sits with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (3rd R) during a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (2nd L) sits with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (3rd R) during a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (2nd L) sits with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (3rd R) during a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio bows his head during a prayer while attending a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio bows his head during a prayer while attending a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio bows his head during a prayer while attending a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan arrives for a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan arrives for a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan arrives for a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio listens to a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio listens to a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio listens to a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio greets Grand Marshal of the 2014 New York St Patrick's Day Parade, John (Jack) Ahern, before a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio greets Grand Marshal of the 2014 New York St Patrick's Day Parade, John (Jack) Ahern, before a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio greets Grand Marshal of the 2014 New York St Patrick's Day Parade, John (Jack) Ahern, before a service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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