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Germany: Brandenburg Gate plunged into darkness for Earth Hour01:10

Germany: Brandenburg Gate plunged into darkness for Earth Hour

Germany, Berlin
March 28, 2015 at 02:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Berlin's Brandenburg Gate plunged into darkness on Saturday as part of the annual Earth Hour campaign to help raise money for local environmental projects. The lights were switched off at 20:30 CET (19:30 GMT) and were turned on again one hour later.

Other famous Berlin buildings took part in the event, including the Rotes Rathaus, the American Embassy, the Funkturm radio tower and the Academy of Arts, which looks onto Brandenburg Gate.

Earth Hour, an initiative created the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), started in Sydney in 2007 to develop awareness on climate change. It has since been observed in more than 160 countries around the world.

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Berlin's Brandenburg Gate plunged into darkness on Saturday as part of the annual Earth Hour campaign to help raise money for local environmental projects. The lights were switched off at 20:30 CET (19:30 GMT) and were turned on again one hour later.

Other famous Berlin buildings took part in the event, including the Rotes Rathaus, the American Embassy, the Funkturm radio tower and the Academy of Arts, which looks onto Brandenburg Gate.

Earth Hour, an initiative created the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), started in Sydney in 2007 to develop awareness on climate change. It has since been observed in more than 160 countries around the world.

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