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Oriental Pearl Tower will turn off its lights on March 28 to mark "Earth Hour" which aims to raise awareness on climate change.

The Oriental Pearl Tower

The Oriental Pearl Tower 

The lights on the iconic building will be turned off from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, Wenhui Daily reported.

The Sydney Opera House, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and London's City Hall will also take part in the exercise which involves 1,000 cities in 80 countries.

A live radio program on "Earth Hour" will be broadcast from the tower involving participating cities in three different time zones.

Many skyscrapers will also turn off their illuminations.

"Earth Hour" is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) where it asks households and businesses to turn off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness on climate change.

(Shanghai Daily March 19, 2009)

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