Earth Hour: Lights off to preserve the planet's environment


The world’s most famous landmarks are plunged into darkness for one hour every year.

The global Earth Hour campaign, which started in 2013, raises awareness about the impacts of climate change, and is observed by millions of supporters in 187 countries, according to organisers.

Here are some major sites across the globe that dimmed their lights on Saturday 24 March 2018.

Sydney, Australia – Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Before

Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are seen before being plunged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on 24 March 2018.Image copyright
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During

Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are plunged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 24, 2018.Image copyright
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Beijing, China – National Stadium (the “Bird’s Nest”)

Before

A view of the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) moments before Earth Hour in Beijing, China, 24 March 2018.Image copyright
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During

A view of the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) during Earth Hour in Beijing, China, 24 March 2018Image copyright
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Petronas Towers

Before

A view of the Petronas Towers (C) with light on before Earth Hour in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaImage copyright
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During

A view of the Petronas Towers (C) with light off during Earth Hour in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaImage copyright
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Taipei, Taiwan – Taipei 101

Before

A view of the skyscaper Taipei 101 with lights-on before the Earth Hour in Taipei, TaiwanImage copyright
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During

A view of the skyscaper Taipei 101 with lights-off during the Earth Hour in Taipei, TaiwanImage copyright
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Singapore – Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay

Before

A general view of giant concrete tree-like structures called "Supertrees" before the lights are dimmed to mark Earth Hour, at the Gardens by the Bay in SingaporeImage copyright
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During

A general view of giant concrete tree-like structures called "Supertrees" after the lights are dimmed to mark Earth Hour, at the Gardens by the Bay in SingaporeImage copyright
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New Delhi, India – India Gate

Before

The landmark India Gate monument before the lights were switched off during the Earth Hour campaign in New Delhi.Image copyright
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During

The landmark India Gate monument after the lights were switched off during the Earth Hour campaign in New Delhi.Image copyright
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Moscow, Russia – Christ the Saviour Cathedral

Before

Christ the Saviour Cathedral with its illumination switched on before Earth Hour, in Moscow, RussiaImage copyright
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During

Christ the Saviour Cathedral with its illumination switched off during Earth Hour, in Moscow, RussiaImage copyright
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Rome, Italy – Colosseum

Before

A picture taken on March 24, 2018 shows the ancient Colosseum normal lighted during the Earth Hour initiative in Rome.Image copyright
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During

A picture taken on March 24, 2018 shows the ancient Colosseum during the Earth Hour initiative in Rome.Image copyright
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Athens, Greece – Parthenon temple

Before

The ancient Parthenon temple is pictured atop the Acropolis hill before Earth Hour in Athens, GreeceImage copyright
Reuters

During

The ancient Parthenon temple is pictured atop the Acropolis hill during Earth Hour in Athens, GreeceImage copyright
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