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This Is What The World Would Look Like Without Lights

During "Earth Hour" on Saturday, lights went out across the world as people showed support for renewable energy.

Posted on March 30, 2014, at 6:17 p.m. ET

Across the globe on March 29, people in thousands of cities observed "Earth Hour" by turning off their lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time to raise awareness of energy use and conservation.

In Buenos Aires, people gathered around the Galileo Galilei planetarium, candles in tow.
Marcos Brindicci / Reuters

In Buenos Aires, people gathered around the Galileo Galilei planetarium, candles in tow.

An estimated 7,000 cities and towns from New Zealand to New York took part in the event, ABC News reported.

The Le Royal Hotel in Amman, Jordan.
Ali Jarekji / Reuters

The Le Royal Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

In Sao Paulo, a woman danced as supporters held candles.
Paulo Whitaker / Reuters

In Sao Paulo, a woman danced as supporters held candles.

Stunning photographs emerged of landmarks worldwide before and during the Earth Hour.

The UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral and the Hohenzollern railway bridge along the river Rhine River, before and during Earth Hour.
Ina Fassbender / Reuters

The UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral and the Hohenzollern railway bridge along the river Rhine River, before and during Earth Hour.

Ina Fassbender / Reuters

New York City's Time Square was almost unrecognizable on Saturday night.

Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

The Galileo Galilei planetarium in Buenos Aires, Argentina before and during Earth Hour:

Marcos Brindicci / Reuters

Berlin's Deutsche Bahn tower at the Potsdamer Sqaure:

Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters

Hong Kong's skyline:

Bobby Yip / Reuters

The Parthenon on Athens' Acropolis hill:

Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

In southern Spain, the lights on the "Puente Nuevo" (New Bridge) were shut off and instead illuminated by a torch.

Jon Nazca / Reuters

The Kremlin in Moscow also participated:

Stringer / Reuters

The Old Bridge before and during Earth Hour in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Dado Ruvic / Reuters

Some cities, like the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, didn't go completely dark, but still shut some lights off.

Carlos Barria / Reuters

The Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower and Jin Mao Tower:

Carlos Barria / Reuters

And lastly: India Gate in New Delhi, India.

Vijay Mathur / Reuters

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