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In Pics: Total Darkness As 'Earth Hour' Sweeps The Globe

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| March 20 , 2016 , 12:46 IST
The Earth Hour campaign was started in 2007 by a nonprofit organisation 'World Wildlife' (WWF) with a message "a lot can be achieved if the world unites to reverse climate change." On March 19, millions of businesses and individuals worldwide observed 10th edition of the camapign from 8:30 - 9:30 PM local time. Here are the pics from around the globe: Sri Lanka earth hour1 Individuals were encouraged to participate and adjust lifestyles to trim their carbon footprints. Indonesia earth hour2The event was packed to accommodate involvement of communities to the environment. Myanmar earth hour3 Yesterday World Wildlife Fund hosted its first ever Earth Hour event here. Russia earth hour4 Around 300 buildings in central Moscow, shut off their lights as part of the campaign. Hong Kong earth hour5Lights were switched off across famous Victoria Harbour skyline. Nepal earth hour6 People from different walks of life turned up to celebrate Earth Hour here.