White House fountain green for St. Patty's Day

Green water can be seen in the fountain on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

March 17, 2010 9:52:17 AM PDT
The fountain outside the White House lawn was dyed green for St. Patrick's Day.

First Lady Michelle Obama was inspired by her hometown Chicago where the city dyes the Chicago River bright green. That tradition started in the 1960s.

This is the second time the White House has turned the fountain green.