March 13, 2011 10:26 PM

In Japan, Tokyo's lights voluntarily dimmed after quake

It's hard to imagine this city without its trademark blaze of neon — the garish, flashing signs that routinely turn the Tokyo nightscape into a phantasmagoric riot of color. On Sunday night, though, little imagination was needed. Tokyo didn't go dark. But it dimmed itself, a voluntary power-conservation measure after Friday's catastrophic earthquake.

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