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NEW YORK — The Empire State Building joined other businesses and major landmarks worldwide and went dark in honor of Earth Hour on Saturday.

Starting at 8:30 p.m., people around the globe switched off their lights for an hour. The event, coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organizations, is to draw awareness to climate change and urge people to take action, according to the event’s site.

This will be the 10th year the event is happening.

The United Nations headquarter, Sheraton Hotel in Times Square, Madison Square Garden were some of the other New York City buildings that shut off its lights when the clock struck 8:30 p.m.

Major landmarks went based on the time zones they’re located in. The organization provided live updates on its website throughout the day.

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