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A general view shows the Badaling section of the Great Wall before Earth Hour on the outskirts of Beijing March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Jason Lee(CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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A combination picture shows China's National Stadium (R), also known as the \"Bird's Nest\", and the National Aquatics Center, also known as the \"Water Cube\", seen before (top) and after Earth Hour in Beijing March 31, 2012. Homes, office towers and landmarks in cities around the world turned off their lights from 8:30 pm local time for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and the threat from rising greenhouse gas emissions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

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A combination picture shows the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline on March 29, 2012 (top) before Earth Hour, and during Earth Hour March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: CITYSPACE ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A combination picture shows the Taipei 101 building before (top) and during Earth Hour in Taipei March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE)

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A combination photo shows financial district during Earth Hour (bottom) in Shanghai March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: CITYSPACE ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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People walk next to the Oriental Pearl Tower at Shanghai's financial district during Earth Hour March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: CITYSPACE ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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Philippine police hold candles as they join the celebration of Earth Hour in Manila's Makati financial district March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 pm local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

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A combination photo of Marina Bay Sands hotel and ArtScience Museum (R), before (top) and during Earth Hour in Singapore March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 pm local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Matthew Lee (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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China's National Stadium (R), also known as the \"Bird's Nest\", and the National Aquatics Center, also known as the \"Water Cube\", can be seen during Earth Hour in Beijing March 31, 2012. Homes, office towers and landmarks in cities around the world turned off their lights from 8:30 pm local time for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and the threat from rising greenhouse gas emissions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)

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China's National Stadium (R), also known as the \"Bird's Nest\", and the National Aquatics Center, also known as the \"Water Cube\", are seen before Earth Hour in Beijing March 31, 2012. Homes, office towers and landmarks in cities around the world turned off their lights from 8:30 pm local time for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and the threat from rising greenhouse gas emissions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY SPORT)

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A combination picture shows Prambanan temple before (top) and during Earth Hour outside Yogyakarta city, Central Java March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Supri (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY ANNIVERSARY TRAVEL)

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A combination photo shows the Leifeng Pagoda before (top) and during Earth Hour in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. Leifeng Pagoda, located at the south of west lake in Hangzhou, was originally constructed in the year AD 975 before the Song dynasty. It collapsed in 1924 but was rebuilt in 2002 as a tourist attraction. REUTERS/Steven Shi (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE TRAVEL ENERGY)

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Performers use their shadows as they form different environmental themes during the celebration of Earth Hour in Manila's Makati financial district March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 pm local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)

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An ice-cream cart is pictured next to the India Gate before Earth Hour in New Delhi March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY ANNIVERSARY TRAVEL CITYSPACE)

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A combination photo shows a Soviet era skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment near the Moskva River before (top), and during Earth Hour in Moscow March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE ENERGY ANNIVERSARY)

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A combination photo shows the \"Ham Ca Map\" building before (top) and during Earth Hour in Hanoi March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY CITYSPACE TRAVEL)

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A combination shows the 97-metre monument Baiterek before (L) and during Earth Hour in Kazakhstan's capital Astana, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL ENERGY CITYSPACE)

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Fire acrobats perform in front of Ivan Vazov national theatre during Earth Hour in Sofia March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA CITYSCAPE - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY ENERGY CITYSPACE ENVIRONMENT)

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A combination picture shows Ivan Vazov national theatre before (top) and during Earth Hour in Sofia March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY ENERGY CITYSPACE ENVIRONMENT)

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A combination picture shows the national library before (top) and during Earth Hour in Minsk, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSPACE ANNIVERSARY ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

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An historical part of Tbilisi is seen before Earth's hour, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY CITYSPACE)

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A man launches a floating paper lantern into the sky to mark Earth Hour in St. Petersburg March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE ANNIVERSARY ENERGY TRAVEL)

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A combination photo shows the Hermitage museum during (top) and after Earth Hour in St. Petersburg March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE ENERGY ANNIVERSARY TRAVEL)

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The Serbian Parliament building is seen before Earth Hour in Belgrade March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 pm local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (SERBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSCAPE)

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A view shows the Hermitage museum after Earth Hour in St. Petersburg March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE ENERGY ANNIVERSARY TRAVEL)

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A combination photo shows the University embankment during (top) and after Earth Hour in St. Petersburg March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE ENERGY ANNIVERSARY)

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A combination photo shows the Mikhaylo (St. Michael) Golden Cupolas Cathedral before (top) and during Earth Hour in Kiev March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE TRAVEL)

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A combination photo shows the 11th century St. Sofia Cathedral before (L) and during Earth Hour in Kiev March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE TRAVEL)

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People hold candles during Earth Hour after lights were turned off in central Amman March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

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A combination picture shows the hill of the Acropolis before (top) and during Earth Hour in Athens March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL CITYSPACE SOCIETY ENERGY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A member of \"Crispus\" company performs during a show to mark Earth Hour in Bucharest March 31, 2012. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A member of \"Crispus\" company performs during a show to mark Earth Hour in Bucharest March 31, 2012. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A combination picture shows the Palace of Culture during (top) and after Earth Hour in Warsaw March 31, 2012. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CITYSPACE TRAVEL ANNIVERSARY ENERGY SOCIETY)

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The Empire State Building is seen with it's lights turned off, in participation with Earth Hour, in New York, March 31, 2012. Lights started going off around the world on Saturday in a show of support for renewable energy. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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Chilean volunteers hold up candles during Earth Hour in Valparaiso city, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, March 31, 2012. Lights started going off around the world on Saturday in a show of support for renewable energy. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE-Tags: - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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The Brooklyn Bridge is seen before the lights are turned off, in participation with Earth Hour, in New York March 31, 2012. Lights started going off around the world on Saturday in a show of support for renewable energy. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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Children prepare to march while holding candles during Earth Hour in Lima, March 31, 2012. Lights started going off around the world on Saturday in a show of support for renewable energy. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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Children march while holding candles during Earth Hour in Lima March 31, 2012. Lights started going off around the world on Saturday in a show of support for renewable energy. The banner reads, \"Turn off your lights\". REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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People light candles during Earth Hour after lights were turned off in Cali March 31, 2012. Lights started going off around the world on Saturday in a show of support for renewable energy. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga (COLOMBIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)