Landmarks Around The World Went Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

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1. April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day.

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2. And landmarks around the world were lit up blue in honor of the day like the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

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3. And the Empire State Building in New York City.

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4. And the Great Buddha at Hyogo in Kobe, Japan.

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5. And Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi, India.

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6. And this really big fountain in Geneva, Switzerland.

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7. And the Sydney Opera House.

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8. And Niagara Falls.

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9. And basically all of Chicago.

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10. Same with Shanghai, China.

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11. And the leaning tower of Pisa.

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12. And this building in Abu Dhabi that also leans a lot.

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13. World Autism Awareness Day became a thing in 2007. It was designated by the United Nations. Autism now affects 1 in 88 children.


Parliament Palace in Bucharest, Romania.

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14. You can find out more about World Autism Awareness Day here.

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