Pakistan breaks world record for largest human flag

Tuesday 23 October 2012 11.15
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Pakistani youths make the biggest human national flag at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore
Pakistani youths make the biggest human national flag at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore
More than 24,000 Pakistanis formed the world's largest 'human national flag'
More than 24,000 Pakistanis formed the world's largest 'human national flag'
A total of 24,200 people stood up in the national hockey stadium to make the green and white Pakistani standard
A total of 24,200 people stood up in the national hockey stadium to make the green and white Pakistani standard
24,200 volunteers stood still in position for ten minutes
24,200 volunteers stood still in position for ten minutes

More than 24,000 people broke the world record for the largest human flag in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

The 24,200 volunteers stood still in position for ten minutes to form the Pakistani flag and break the Guinness world record.

The record-breaking event was organised as part of the annual Youth Festival by the Government of Punjab, who invited officials of from the Guinness Book of Records to attend and declare the new record.

Gareth Davies, records manager for Guinness World Records, told the crowd: "And with 24,200 people in Lahore tonight making the world's largest human national flag. You have deserved this. Every single one of you is the Guinness World Record holder."

One spectator said the new record would be good for Pakistan.

Shahista Malik said it would "develop love for our nation and make us more disciplined. It will also create a passion of tolerance amongst us."

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