To kick off Earth Day 2014, check out a snapshot of remarkable moments from around the world.
Above, Brad Scott, of Houma, La., surf fishes as the sun rises, days after a BP announcement that it is ending its "active cleanup" on the Louisiana coast from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Houses of Parliament go dark for Earth Hour 2014.
Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald was started in 122 A.D. on the orders of Emperor Hadrian to keep out the Picts from Scotland. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on Sept. 18, 2014.
A girl is bathed with water collected from the one pipe with running water available to dozens of area residents in an impoverished section of the occupied Complexo da Mare, one of the largest "favela" complexes in Rio.
Mare is located close to Rio's international airport and has been mentioned as a likely pacification target for the police amid the city's efforts to improve security ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Revelers ignite rockets during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios n Vrontados, Greece.
A man sells balloons on a street on April 20, 2014 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. People continue to rebuild their lives five months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on Nov. 8, 2013, leaving more than 6,000 dead and many more homeless.
Although many businesses and services are functioning, electricity and housing continue to be the main issues, with many residents still living in temporary housing conditions due to "No Build" areas preventing them from repairing their homes.