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Empire State Building racing extinction
Cecil the lion from Zimbabwe is seen on the Empire State Building, in the 'Projecting Change on the Empire State Building' project, made by the Oscar winning director and founder of the Oceanic Preservation Society Louis Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens, in New York City on Aug. 1, 2015.Kena Betancur—AFP/Getty Images
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Empire State Building racing extinction
Cecil the lion from Zimbabwe is seen on the Empire State Building, in the 'Projecting Change on the Empire State Buildin
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See Cecil the Lion and Other Animals Light Up the Empire State Building

Images honoring Cecil the lion and other endangered species illuminated the south side of Empire State Building on Saturday evening, broadcasting the plight of mass extinction onto one of New York's most iconic landmarks.

The one-day show, called Projecting Change, is part of a promotion for the upcoming documentary Racing Extinction, which is set to air on Discovery Channel in December, according to the film's official Facebook page. Projections of birds, tigers and bears were featured on the building, in addition to images of Cecil the lion, whom authorities say was killed illegally by an American dentist on July 1.

In memory of #CecilTheLion! We MUST come together to protect these iconic animals. Start here: http://bit.ly/1H7XAkO

Posted by Racing Extinction on Saturday, August 1, 2015

Endangered animals take over the Empire State Building & you can watch LIVE here: http://t.co/R61fPZl1hU #RacingExtinction

Posted by Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) on Saturday, August 1, 2015
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