In Pictures: Landmarks switch off lights for Earth Hour

Landmarks across the world switched off their lights on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour.

The lights went out at famous buildings between 8.30pm and 9.30pm as part of the international event organised by conservation charity WWF to urge action to save the planet.

The London Eye and Houses of Parliament (David Parry/PA)
The London Eye and Houses of Parliament (David Parry/PA)

Dimmed lights at Parliament (David Parry/PA)
Dimmed lights at Parliament (David Parry/PA)

Tower Bridge during the event (PA)
Tower Bridge during the event (PA)

Piccadilly Circus – before… (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Piccadilly Circus – before… (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

… and after (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
… and after (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

More than 7,000 cities in over 170 countries were estimated to take part in this year’s Earth Hour.

The Willis Tower in Chicago powered down (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)
The Willis Tower in Chicago powered down (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)

The 14th-century St Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Poland (Czarek Sokolowski/AP)
The 14th-century St Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Poland (Czarek Sokolowski/AP)

WWF activists set up led lights in front of the blacked-out Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (Markus Schreiber/AP)
WWF activists set up led lights in front of the blacked-out Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (Markus Schreiber/AP)

Mumbai’s historic railway station Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Rajanish Kakade/AP)
Mumbai’s historic railway station Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Rajanish Kakade/AP)

The Acropolis hill in Athens (Yorgos Karahalis/AP)
The Acropolis hill in Athens (Yorgos Karahalis/AP)

- Press Association

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