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At 8:30 local time on Saturday night, millions of people around the world turned off their lights and other electronic appliances for an hour to observe Earth Hour, an international tradition aimed at raising awareness about environmental conservation and efficient energy usage. In the centre of Vilnius, Lithuanians also observed the hour by gathering under the snow with a huge collection of candles.
Vilnius goes dark for Earth Hour
Vilnius goes dark for Earth Hour
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

The candles spelled out the number '60,' which is the number of minutes for which those observing the hour had to go without using electricity. In cities and towns across Lithuania, people met the celebration in different ways, but all of them involved turning out the lights.

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has since been spread by the World Wildlife Fund to the rest of the world.

Check out some photos from Vilnius' hour of darkness below:

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