Posted by: Lister | July 31, 2009

Children of Gaza

It looks like they’ve broken a kite flying record. al-Jazeera:

More than 5,000 children gathered for the event on a beach near the northern city of Beit Lahiya as part of the Summer Games programme, a UN initiative organised to restore hope and normality to the war-torn territory.

Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin, reporting from Gaza, said the aim was to get about 5,000 kites up in the air to break a previous Guinness world record.

“The record is about 710, that was set in Germany in 2008,” our correspondent said, adding that organisers said they believed they had the numbers to shatter that figure.

[…] Ging said representatives from Guinness were unable to travel to Gaza, but provided the UN with rigorous guidelines in order to verify the attempt.

There are certainly a lot of kites in the picture. I suppose that Guinness hasn’t had time to adjudicate.

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