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World12 famous monuments going dark for Earth Hour

15:50  30 march  2019
15:50  30 march  2019 Source:   accuweather.com

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"Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature," the Earth Hour website said.

Earth Hour 2019 will focus on action specifically around conserving nature and biodiversity, which is declining at an "unprecedented rate."

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In anticipation for the breathtaking images to come from Earth Hour 2019, here are the 12 most popular monuments from across the world that went dark during the 2018 celebration.

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris

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2. Empire State Building, New York City

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3. Pyramids of Egypt

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4. Colosseum, Rome

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5. Big Ben, London

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6. Acropolis, Athens

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7. Sydney Opera House, Australia

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8. Moscow Kremlin, Russia

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9. Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates

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10. Grand Palace, Thailand

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11. Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

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12. Shanghai Tower, China

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