Mar 28, 2021 - Energy & Environment

In photos: World's landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

The Eiffel Tower submerges into darkness as part of the Earth Hour switch-off in Paris, France.
The Eiffel Tower submerges into darkness as part of the Earth Hour switch-off in Paris, France, on Saturday. Photo: Pierre Suu/Getty Images

Cities around the world were turning landmark lights off Saturday for Earth Hour, with this year's theme highlighting the link between the destruction of nature and increasing outbreaks of diseases like COVID-19.

The big picture: City landmarks around the world went dark for an hour at 8:30p.m. to mark global action on climate change. Organizer WWF said in a statement, "COVID-19 has given us a stark warning of the risks, vulnerabilities and inequalities of our interconnected systems."

The Palace of Westminster in central London, which contains the House of Commons and House of Lords, takes part in Earth Hour
The Palace of Westminster, containing the House of Commons and House of Lords, takes part in Earth Hour in London, England. UN chief António Guterres in a statement called 2021 a "make-or-break year" for the climate, saying: "It’s time to re-evaluate and reset our relationship with nature." Photo: Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images
A general view of the India Gate war memorial is seen after the lights were switched off during the Earth Hour environmental campaign in New Delhi on March 27
The India Gate in New Delhi, India. Photo: Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty Images
The Xi'an Bell Tower with the lights off is seen during Earth Hour 2021 on March 27, 2021 in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province of China
The Xi'an Bell Tower's lights are turned off in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. Photo: Shang Hongtao/VCG via Getty Images
A view of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, with the lights off.
A view of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, with the lights off. Photo: Baris Seckin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are plunged into darkness for the Earth Hour event
The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are plunged into darkness in Australia. Photo: Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images
A view from historical Red Square during Earth Hour environmental campaign for one hour, in Moscow, Russia on March 27
A view from Red Square during Earth Hour in Moscow, Russia. Photo: Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
This combination of pictures taken on March 27, 2021 in Buenos Aires, shows a view of the Puente de la Mujer at Puerto Madero neighborhood before (Top) and after being submerged into darkness
Combination images of a view of the Puente de la Mujer at Puerto Madero neighborhood before (top) and after being submerged into darkness in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Alejandro Pagini/AFP via Getty Images
This combination of pictures created on March 27, 2021 shows South Korea's number one national treasure Namdaemun gate before (top) and after (bottom) its lights went out in Seoul
Combination images of South Korea's Namdaemun Gate before (top) and after its lights went out in Seoul. Photo: Jung Yeon-je/AFP via Getty Images

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