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Photos: Cities worldwide dim lights to mark Earth Hour

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Published on March 28, 2021 at 05.01

Cities around the world were turning off their lights on Saturday for Earth Hour, with this year’s event highlighting the link between the destruction of nature and increasing outbreaks of diseases like Covid-19.

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Joining the world in standing up for nature, key landmarks across the UAE went dark on Saturday — from 8.30pm to 9.30pm — for the annual Earth Hour. In Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosqueremained as majestic in the dark, so did the Emirates Palace and the iconic Adnoc Building. Millions of people from over 140 countries switched off their lights for the movement. — Photos by Ryan Lim
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Starting off the event, at 8:30 pm the skylines of Asian metropolises from Singapore to Hong Kong went dark, as did landmarks including the Sydney Opera House. - Photo: AFP
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Moscow's Red Square before and after the lights were turned off for Earth Hour. - Photo: AFP
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Berlin's Brandenburg Gate goes dark for Earth Hour.- Photo: AFP
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Artificial tree-like structures called Supertrees at Gardens By the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Reuters
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A combination picture shows the India Gate war memorial before and after the lights were turned off for Earth Hour in New Delhi, India. Photo: Reuters
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A combination pictures created shows a general view of the illuminated Pakistan's Prime Minister office building before and after its lights were switched off during Earth Hour in Islamabad. Photo: Reuters
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The Winter Palace and the Arch of the General Staff in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: AP
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Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Reuters
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Kremlin Wall with Spasskaya Tower, centre, and St. Basil's Cathedral, left, in Moscow, Russia. Photo: AP
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Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Photo: AFP
 
 
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