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Images of 2016 Earth Hour celebration in West Africa

Over five thousand youths from civil society groups in Nigeria, Senegal, Nigér, Ivory Coast, Bénin, Togo, Ghana and Gambia on Saturday observed the 2016 Earth Hour celebration with a call on governments and private sector players to do more to reverse climate change impact.

Indeed, major landmarks, businesses and households in cities around the world turned their lights off for one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March to raise awareness about climate change and show support for renewable energy.

Some of the landmarks include: Houses of Parliament in London; Piccadilly Circus, London; Eiffel Tower, Paris; Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin; Trevi Fountain, Rome; Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna; Hyllie Water Tower in Malmo, Sweden; National Library of Belarus in Minsk; Bolshoi Kamenny Bridge with the Kremlin, Moscow; Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Australia; Sydney Opera House, Australia; Taipei 101 skyscraper, Taiwan; Tokyo Tower, Japan; National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, China; Marina Bay Sands hotel and resort in Singapore; Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Business District in Jakarta, Indonesia; Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand; and, Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

EnviroNews relieves memories of the celebration of the global event on the West African sub-region.

Earth Hour celebration in Abuja, Nigeria
Earth Hour celebration in Abuja, Nigeria
Earth Hour celebration in Cotonou, Benin Republic
Earth Hour celebration in Cotonou, Benin Republic
Earth Hour celebration in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Earth Hour celebration in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Earth Hour celebration in Banjul, The Gambia
Earth Hour celebration in Banjul, The Gambia
Earth Hour celebration in Lagos, Nigeria
Earth Hour celebration in Lagos, Nigeria
Earth Hour celebration in Makurdi, Nigeria
Earth Hour celebration in Makurdi, Nigeria
Earth Hour celebration in Niamey, Niger Republic
Earth Hour celebration in Niamey, Niger Republic
Earth Hour celebration in Dakar, Senegal
Earth Hour celebration in Dakar, Senegal
Earth Hour celebration in Jalingo, Nigeria
Earth Hour celebration in Jalingo, Nigeria
Earth Hour celebration in Lome, Togo
Earth Hour celebration in Lome, Togo

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