Iconic landmarks around the world were plunged into darkness as lights went out in thousands of places as part of a global fundraising drive for local environmental projects.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is seen without light during the annual "Earth Hour" atop Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 29, 2014
New York's Empire State Building, the ancient Acropolis in Athens, Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue and Sydney's Opera House were among those blacked out for 60 minutes at 8.30pm local time for the annual Earth Hour.
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