World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour
PARIS (AFP) - Iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness on Saturday as the "Earth Hour" switch-off of lights around the world got under way to raise awareness of climate change.
Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across more than 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes on Saturday night - at 8.30pm local time - in a symbolic show of support for the planet.
In Paris, the city of light, the iconic Eiffel Tower turned off its illumination - but for security reasons only for five minutes.
Moscow's Kremlin went dark for a full hour for the first time, following a decision by President Vladimir Putin, which also included some 90 monuments around the Russian capital.