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Earth Hour - In Pictures

The global event Earth Hour is the symbolic switching off of the lights for one hour to help minimalize fossil fuel consumption as well as mitigate the effects of climate change.

March 31, 2019

Iconic Howrah Bridge seen in darkness after lights were turned off during Earth Hour, in Kolkata.

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Iconic Howrah Bridge seen lit before Earth Hour, in Kolkata.

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In this two photo combination, Mumbai's historic railway station Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is seen lit, top, and then the same location in darkness, after the lights were turned out for one hour to mark Earth Hour in Mumbai.

AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

People participate during Earth Hour 2019 by holding placards in the backdrop of historic Charminar in the old city of Hyderabad.

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This combination of photos show the Acropolis hill before and after having its lighting switched off to mark Earth Hour in Athens.

AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis

Activists of the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) write the words 'Earth Hour' with led-lights in front of the blacked out Brandenburg Gate to mark Earth Hour, in Berlin.

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

Activists of the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) set up led-lights in front of the illuminated Brandenburg Gate to mark Earth Hour, in Berlin.

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

The Houses of Parliament are dark to mark Earth Hour in London. Cities around the world were turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change.

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Lights are off for the global Earth Hour at the 14th-century red brick St. Mary's Basilica in the southern Renaissance city of Krakow, Poland.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

The Chicago skyline is partially powered down for Earth Hour.

Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP

Lights are turned off at the Kremlin and Zaryadye Park to mark Earth Hour in Moscow, Russia.

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr

Lights are turned off at the Kremlin and Zaryadye Park to mark Earth Hour in Moscow, Russia.

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr

The Kremlin is illuminated before the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Moscow, Russia.

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr

An activist lights a candle, that is part of a design that forms the number 60, to represent the minutes in an hour, during the Earth Hour celebrations, in La Paz, Bolivia.

AP Photo/Juan Karita

People gather near the arrangement of candles that form the number 60, to represent the minutes in an hour, during the Earth Hour in La Paz, Bolivia.

AP Photo/Juan Karita

Philippine Boy Scouts play with their flashlights at the countdown for the 12th Earth Hour event in suburban Makati city east of Manila, Philippines.

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Philippine Boy Scouts switch on their flashlights at the countdown for the 12th Earth Hour event.

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

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