In Photos: From Howrah Bridge to Sydney Opera House, world observes Earth Day

Published on Mar 26, 2022 10:04 PM IST

Started by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and its partners in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is being celebrated every year on March 26 as a mark of support for energy conservation. During this time, the general public, governments, companies and environment activists take out one hour - 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time, and turn off lights. This year, the theme of Earth Hour is ‘Shape Our Future’ that focuses on the importance of shaping our collective home - the Earth - for the future and raising awareness of the damages that are hindering the process today.On the occasion of Earth Hour, several iconic places across the globe, including India, went dark for 60 minutes. Here are some beautiful visuals of the event.

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Mumbai municipal corporation's headquarter building is seen in darkness when the lights are turned out for one hour to mark Earth Hour, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 26, 2022 10:04 PM IST

Mumbai municipal corporation's headquarter building is seen in darkness when the lights are turned out for one hour to mark Earth Hour, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

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View of Humayun's Tomb after its lights were turned off to conserve energy, during Earth hour, in New Delhi, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (PTI Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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View of Humayun's Tomb after its lights were turned off to conserve energy, during Earth hour, in New Delhi, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (PTI Photo)

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The iconic India Gate in New Delhi goes dark to mark Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (ANI Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The iconic India Gate in New Delhi goes dark to mark Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (ANI Photo)

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The iconic Howrah Bridge, built during the British regime, slowly turns dark to mark Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (ANI Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The iconic Howrah Bridge, built during the British regime, slowly turns dark to mark Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (ANI Photo)

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View of Rashtrapati Bhawan after its lights were switched off to conserve energy, during Earth hour, in New Delhi, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (PTI Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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View of Rashtrapati Bhawan after its lights were switched off to conserve energy, during Earth hour, in New Delhi, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (PTI Photo)

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The landmark Tokyo Tower is seen with its lights off during Earth Hour in Tokyo, Japan, on March 26, 2022. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU/AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The landmark Tokyo Tower is seen with its lights off during Earth Hour in Tokyo, Japan, on March 26, 2022. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU/AFP)

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A view of Kuala Lumpur's skyline including Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers, after the lights were turned off to mark Earth Hour, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Hasnoor Hussain) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A view of Kuala Lumpur's skyline including Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers, after the lights were turned off to mark Earth Hour, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Hasnoor Hussain)

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The iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia observes Earth Hour by going dark on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Twitter/Sydney Opera House) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 26, 2022 10:04 PM IST

The iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia observes Earth Hour by going dark on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Twitter/Sydney Opera House)

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