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Iconic Landmarks Around the World Go Dark for Earth Hour

Iconic Landmarks Around the World Go Dark for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Each year, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, households and businesses are encouraged to turn off their lights as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Many iconic landmarks around the world participated in this year’s Earth Hour this past weekend. Here are some amazing pictures of the iconic landmarks that went dark.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA












Piazza dei Miracoli, Venice, Italy













Caerphilly Castle, South Wales, Wales













Big Ben/Palace of Westminster, London, England













Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE













Aspire Tower, Doha, Qatar












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Photo credit (all images): Flickr/Earth Hour Global. Lead image is of the Welcoming Hand of Singapore.

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2:27PM PDT on Jun 19, 2014

Did any planes crash during that period of blackout?

2:29AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

All very well, BUT, these building don't need illuminating ever - maybe on a few special occasions at most. The tremendous waste and light pollution from such folly lighting is inescusable. One hour a year is not even saving much energy, if only once a year why not all night. Far better if the one hour a year was when the lights were turned on and they were off the rest of the time !

9:36AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

beautiful photos...I totally agree, and participated. one hour a year is not enough. but it does make a statement.

6:21AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

I agree with Tracy G. - Earth hour should be daily !!!

1:21PM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

It's great when people, cities, etc. all unite for a common cause or occasion. Together we can make great things happen and make meaningful statements.

1:13PM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

It is cool that they show support, but come on once a year for an hour?? We could do so much better!

4:07AM PDT on Apr 3, 2014


1:28AM PDT on Apr 3, 2014


10:22PM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

Very impressive, indeed....

8:54PM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

What a wonderful statement.

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