World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour

April 1, 2012 • World News

A child lights a candle during a ceremony to mark Earth Hour at Palace Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour takes place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local times and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes in a bid to highlight the global climate change. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of world landmarks from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to the Great Wall of China went dark Saturday, part of a global effort to highlight climate change.

Earth Hour, held on the last Saturday of March every year, began as a Sydney-only event in 2007. The city’s iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House were dimmed again this year.

Australia is among the first countries to flick off the light switches each Login to read more

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