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Landmarks Around The World Went Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

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Posted on April 3, 2013, at 1:31 p.m. ET

April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day.

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And landmarks around the world were lit up blue in honor of the day like the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

And the Empire State Building in New York City.

And the Great Buddha at Hyogo in Kobe, Japan.

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And Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi, India.

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And this really big fountain in Geneva, Switzerland.

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And the Sydney Opera House.

And Niagara Falls.

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And basically all of Chicago.

Same with Shanghai, China.

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And the leaning tower of Pisa.

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And this building in Abu Dhabi that also leans a lot.

World Autism Awareness Day became a thing in 2007. It was designated by the United Nations. Autism now affects 1 in 88 children.

Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania.
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Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania.

You can find out more about World Autism Awareness Day here.

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