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


Great Wall by Earth Hour Global

China_Badaling Great Wall_Badaling Great Wall on EH Night 1855_Copyright Zhang Jiawei, WWF-China
Keep checking back for more updates as the blackouts continue to roll out across the earth! Are you going dark? I will … if you will 🙂

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Joan Stewart
Thanks Daniel, we are in the dark more often than not with electricity problems here in South Africa. Don't see us listed, perhaps it is because we have 3 to 4 hour breaks regularly.
Daniel Zeevi
Thanks Richard!
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