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PHOTOS: Times Square, Eiffel Tower and More Iconic Landmarks Go Dark for Earth Hour

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This photo series shows the Eiffel Tower turning its lights off during Earth Hour 2013. (Photo: Deccan Chronicle)

Times Square is normally so obnoxiously lit with advertisements and video screens that it’s nearly impossible to tell night from day.

But in a moment of solidarity with millions of people around the world, New Yorkers let their most iconic square go dark in celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday.

Even though a few jerks chose not to participate — clearly the attention whores of the advertising world — check out what Times Square and some other amazing global landmarks look like with the lights turned off:

Times Square, New York City, NY

Times Square, New York City, NY (Photo: Konstantin Sergyev/NYMag)
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Times Square, New York City, NY (Photo: Konstantin Sergyev/NYMag)

(Photo: Konstantin Sergyev/NYMag)

Giza Necropolis, Giza, Egypt

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(Photo: World Wildlife Fund)

India Gate, New Dehli, India

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(Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP)

The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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(Photo: Ostas Tsironis/AP)

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

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(Photo: Etienne Laurent/EPA)

Welcoming Hand of Singapore

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Piazza dei Miracoli, Venice, Italy

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Narikala Fortress, Tbilisi, Georgia

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Caerphilly Castle, South Wales, Wales

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Big Ben/Palace of Westminster, London, England

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

Aspire Tower, Doha, Qatar

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(Photo: Flickr/Global Earth Hour)

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