UK landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Landmarks across the UK have gone dark for Earth Hour, with lights switched off from 8.30pm for an hour, as part of a global effort to raise awareness about climate change.

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Before and after: Times Square in the dark

One Times Square switched off its iconic lights, to mark Earth Hour this evening. Landmarks across the globe turned off their lights at 8.30pm local time in a show of support for renewable energy.

Before and after, as Times Square switches off its iconic building for Earth Hour. Credit: Brandon Lalavek
A combination picture shows Times Square before Credit: Reuters
During Earth Hour in New York. Credit: Reuters

Times Square blacks out for Earth Hour

New York's iconic Times Square has turned its lights out to mark Earth Hour, a global initiative raising awareness on climate change.

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Lights out at UN headquarters for Earth Hour

The United Nations headquarters in New York has switched off its lights as the city went dark for Earth Hour. The UN took part in the initiative alongside the WWF.

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Once again UNHQ is taking part in @earthhour: http://t.co/UqN2gFKhE1. Join us & turn out your own lights at 8:30 pm. http://t.co/gnTJrGiFm2

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Big Ben and Parliament go dark for Earth Hour

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament have gone dark for Earth Hour.

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#BigBen & Houses of Parliament just went dark for #EarthHour and @dougiemcfly did the countdown! How cool is that?! https://t.co/ES1vMTfwW5

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