Cities Around the World Go Dark for Earth Hour [VIDEO]
Today, people around the world will celebrate Earth Hour by turning off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30pm local time. The event was started by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) back in 2007 as a way to raise awareness about the environment. Earth hour is the single largest mass participatory event in the world with over 7,000 cities and towns across 152 different countries flicking off the lights.
Many iconic building, landmarks and cities participate each year by going dark. So check out some of the blackouts below as they occurred across the globe.
Asia: Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia
Asia: China, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan
Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
South Africa, Qatar, Kuwait
Croatia, Bosnia, Armenia, China
UK, Tunisia, Netherlands, Albania