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Sun, 30 Mar, 2014 01:50:48 AM
FTimes-STT Report, March 30
Musicians performed at Earth Hour event in Helsinki on Saturday. Photo Lehtikuva
The Earth Hour, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), was observed in many parts of the world including Finland.
The hour was observed in the country between 8:30pm-9:30pm, according to the WWF website.
The symbolic gesture of keeping lights off for an hour was intended to express people’s concerns with environment and climate crisis.
This year, attention was paid to the situation in the arctic region. WWF reminded that the polar bears and walrus needed ice and snow to survive.
The WWF has organised the Earth Hour for the eighth time and was observed in 158 countries and in more than 7,000 cities around the world.
Unnecessary lights went off in famous landmarks for an hour such as Eiffel Tower, Bosphorus Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the Red Square.
According to WWF, Karnak temple complex in Luxor Egypt was darkened for the first time.
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