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Mar 29, 2015

Earth Hour 2015 in Pictures

Earth Hour 2015 in Pictures

Around the world, people gathered to shut off their electronic devices and promote a more environmentally friendly way of living. In this gallery some of the best photos from this year's Earth Hour.

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Hong Kong's central financial district's Bank of China Tower, Cheung Kong Centre, HSBC headquarters and Standard Chartered Bank are pictured lighted up before Earth Hour TYRONE SIU/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Hong Kong's central financial district's Bank of China Tower, Cheung Kong Centre, HSBC headquarters, Standard Chartered Bank before and during Earth Hour TYRONE SIU/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows Yintai Centre buildings before and during Earth Hour, when the red lights on top of the buildings have been switched off, in Beijing's central business district KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows the Taipei 101 building before and during Earth Hour in Taipei PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows Yintai Centre buildings before and during Earth Hour, when they turn off the red lights on the tops, in Beijing's central business district KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A general view shows Yintai Centre buildings before Earth Hour in Beijing's central business district KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A general view shows Yintai Centre buildings, with their red lights on top turned off, during Earth Hour in Beijing's central business district KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Participants write their pledges on a board during Earth Hour in Quezon city, metro Manila ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows the Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus railway station during and before Earth Hour in Mumbai SHAILESH ANDRADE/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows St. Basil's Cathedral before and during Earth Hour in Moscow SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Members of "Peace Time" place candles in the shape of the Earth, during an event for "Earth Hour" in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh city AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows the Brandenburger Tor gate before and during the Earth Hour in Berlin HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows Stadthalle before and during the Earth Hour in Vienna LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows the Old Bridge before and during Earth Hour in Mostar DADO RUVIC/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows the Old Bridge before and during the Earth Hour in Mostar DADO RUVIC/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows the Old Bridge before and during Earth Hour in Mostar DADO RUVIC/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) in the day, illuminated by artistic lights, both before the Earth Hour, and during the Earth Hour in Ronda JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows the Acropolis hill before and during Earth Hour in Athens KOSTAS TSIRONIS/REUTERS

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The hill of the Acropolis is pictured before Earth Hour in Athens KOSTAS TSIRONIS/REUTERS

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The Hungarian parliament building is seen during Earth Hour in Budapest BERNADETT SZABO/REUTERS

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The Hungarian parliament building is seen during Earth Hour in Budapest BERNADETT SZABO/REUTERS

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Combination photo shows the Serbian Parliament building before (L) and during Earth Hour in Belgrade MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Combination photo shows St. Sava church before and during the Earth Hour in Belgrade MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament before and during Earth Hour in central London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament during Earth Hour in central London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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The Serbian Parliament building is seen before the Earth Hour in Belgrade MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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The Serbian Parliament building is seen before the Earth Hour in Belgrade MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows the city hall before and during Earth Hour switch-off in Vienna HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows the city hall before and during Earth Hour in Vienna HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows Madrid's Royal Palace before and during the Earth Hour in Madrid SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows London Eye before and during the Earth Hour in central London STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Combination picture shows the Opera House in Oslo during and after the Earth Hour NTB SCANPIX/REUTERS

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A woman walks in front of the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge), before Earth Hour in Ronda, JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows the colonial aqueduct Arcos da Lapa before and during the Earth Hour in Rio de Janeiro PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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The colonial aqueduct Arcos da Lapa is pictured before the Earth Hour in Rio de Janeiro PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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The colonial aqueduct Arcos da Lapa is pictured during the Earth Hour in Rio de Janeiro PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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People sit near candles during Earth Hour, after lights were turned off in the city of Cali JAIME SALDARRIAGA/REUTERS

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