As reported here earlier, today is the day for Earth Hour, when participants are advised to turn off their power from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, all to raise awareness of global warming and energy conservation.
Over 7,000 cities in 152 countries are participating in the event, which began in Australia in 2007. In New York City, the Empire State Building will spend the hour sans lights.
As we await our chance to join in, it's worth checking in on how other cities have contributed. Following are snapshots of how going without electricity for 60 entire minutes has gone for other countries.
A lone girl in Sanlitun Village in Beijing:
The financial district in Manilla in the Philippines after the lights were turned off:
The India Gate Monument in New Delhi, India:
The scene in Colombo, Sri Lanka:
Another view of the darkened Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland, from slightly earlier in the hour:
The Bulgarian National Theatre contribute to their country's Earth Hour: