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01:07 - Source: CNN
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Cities across the world on Saturday marked Batman Day by flashing the Bat Signal across buildings and into the night sky, a nod to the Caped Crusader on his 80th birthday.

Fans of the DC Comics superhero spotted his famous distress call at 8 p.m. local time in Melbourne, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Berlin, Rome and London, among other major cities.

Here’s what it looked like:

New York

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New York City is often called “Gotham,” after all. The signal was seen on the Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn.


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Batman Day celebrations began in Melbourne, where fans got to see the bat signal illuminating the skies at Fed Square.


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The Dark Knight’s famous logo was displayed at Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo.


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In South Africa, the image was projected across the side of Johannesburg’s new Leonardo Building, now the tallest building in Africa.


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The bat signal even flashed across the Senate House in London.


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The superhero’s distress signal also lit up Roma Termini in Rome.


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Germans also joined in the fun, displaying the iconic signal on Potzdamer Platz 11 in Berlin.

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