March 28, 2009 in Nation/World, News
Vincent Yu photo

This combo photo shows the general view of commercial buildings before (top) and after (bottom) turning off lights at Hong Kong’s central district Saturday to mark the second worldwide Earth Hour. Over 1,700 buildings in Hong Kong join 2,800 municipalities in 84 countries in the event to highlight global climate change.

Ji Chen photo

Oriental Pearl Tower, left, tallest building, and Shanghai World Financial Center, right tallest, are darkened for one hour to mark Earth Hour in Shanghai, China.

Manish Swarup photo

People light the candles in the rain to mark the second worldwide Earth Hour, a global campaign to highlight the threat of climate change, in New Delhi, India.

Associated Press photo

Young people hold candles marking the second worldwide Earth Hour, a global campaign to highlight the threat of climate change, in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok.

Gregorio Borgia photo

A view of Rome’s ancient Colosseum with its lights on prior to switching them off.

Gregorio Borgia photo

A view of Rome’s ancient Colosseum with its lights off.

Thibault Camus photo

The Eiffel Tower is shown just after the 20,000 bulbs illuminating the tower went out. The City of Lights went dim when thousands of Parisians joined in an hour “lights-out” campaign.

Nasser Nouri photo

The ancient Giza Pyramids with lights on.

Associated Press photo

The pyramids gone dark.

Associated Press photo

Acropolis floodlights are shown switched on in Athens.

Thanassis Stavrakis photo

Acropolis floodlights are shown switched on in Athens.