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Beijing Shuts Off Olympic Bird's Nest and Watercube for Earth Hour 2009

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: • References: chinaview.cn and treehugger
While the number of participants has yet to be verified, Earth Hour 2009 was a huge success, with countries like China joining into the lights-off global eco stunt.

In Beijing, landmarks like the Olympic Bird's Nest Stadium and the aquatic Watercube were powered down in honor of Earth Hour 2009, as can be seen in the video above. The gallery shows pictures of Earth Hour 2009 in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Vietnam.

It's really neat because the whole world now recognizes these Chinese landmarks after the Beijing Olympics, making these photographs have even more impact on the rest of the world than many of Asia's other landmarks.

Image Credits: Earth Hour Global