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Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)

Posted in Pictures   31 Mar 2009   / 10954 views

Started in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour quickly grew into a global observance. More than 1,000 cities in over 80 countries observed Earth Hour 2009 on Saturday March 28th, as homes, office towers and landmarks turned off their lights for an hour starting at 8.30 pm local time to raise awareness about climate change and the threat from rising greenhouse gas emissions.

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A combination of handout pictures shows a view of the Taipei 101 building before and after (L-R) Earth Hour in Taipei March 28, 2009. More than 80 countries have signed up for Earth Hour on Saturday in which homes, office towers and landmarks will turn off their lights from 8.30 pm local time to raise awareness about climate change and the threat from rising greenhouse gas emissions.

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3 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


Hong Kong's financial district's Bank of China Tower, Cheung Kong Centre, HSBC headquarters, Standard Chartered Bank and Legislative Council before during Earth Hour March 28, 2009.

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5 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


A view of the hill of the Acropolis during Earth Hour in Athens, Greece March 28, 2009.

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7 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


The Beijing Olympic swimming pool, better known as the "Water Cube" goes dark to observe the call to turn off non-essential lighting for one hour for climate change during World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour in Beijing on March 28, 2009.

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9 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


The skyline of downtown Toronto before and after Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

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Rome's ancient Colosseum seen during Earth Hour in Rome, Italy on March 28, 2009.

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13 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


The Sydney Opera House taken before and during Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

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The Bund on the banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China before and during Earth Hour on March 28, 2009.

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17 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


The Bangkok skyline in Thailand, before and during Earth Hour March 28, 2009.

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The Eiffel Tower before and during Earth Hour in Paris, France on March 28, 2009.

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The Ericsson Globe Arena, seen during Earth Hour in Stockholm, Sweden March 28, 2009.

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The Houses of Parliament in central London, moments before the lights are turned off to mark "Earth Hour", and as the lights are turned off, on March 28, 2009.

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25 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


Lausanne's cathedral before and after its lights were switched off, on March 28, 2009 in Lausanne, Switzerland as part of the "Earth Hour" campaign.

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The main square in downtown Lima, Peru before and during Earth Hour March 28, 2009.

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Lights are turned off at 8:30pm at Nokia Plaza at the LA Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles, California on March 28, 2009 during a celebration to mark Earth Hour.

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31 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


Photographs taken before and after the lights at the main roundabout at the main business district are turned off during Earth Hour in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, March 28, 2009.

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33 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


Lights on the Las Vegas Strip are viewed looking northbound from the Mandalay Bay Resort during "Earth Hour" in Las Vegas, Nevada March 28, 2009.


34 Earth Hour 2009 in pictures (33 pics + 1 gif)


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crownroyalty 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Go green
Bow before the greatness that is Super
Rise by the hand of Milow
       
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SuperMilow 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
funny to story: i was in vegas one year for earth hour but didnt know it was going on and all of a sudden all the lights on the strip go off and i freaked out! I thought it was the end of the world or something!
CrownRoyalty is truly the best kind of royalty their is!
       
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Sanooj 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
lovely pics...They have my red tub! So glad CL is still in business, but it does have so many ads and is thnnier than in the good old days. Lezlee
       
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Taegotswagg 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
This is exactly my goal for my nrautal hair! So cute! In your video it looks a tad dry, but in the pics it looks well moisturized. What is your daily routine with this hair?
       
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