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This gorgeous flower carpet in Guatemala just set a Guinness World Record
Friday, April 18th, 2014

A new Guinness World record was set in Guatemala City this week when municipal employees and volunteers came together to make a 6,061-foot-long carpet of flowers and sawdust. The previous record was 4,593 feet long. 

These carpets are traditionally made during Holy Week — the week before Easter — each year. 

Behold their beautiful creation.

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This is the carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City that set a world record.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP/Getty Images)
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This is the carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City that set a world record.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP/Getty Images)
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This is the carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City that set a world record.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP/Getty Images)
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This is the carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City that set a world record.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP/Getty Images)
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This is the carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City that set a world record.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP/Getty Images)
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This is the carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City that set a world record.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP/Getty Images)
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This is the carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City that set a world record.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ - AFP/Getty Images)
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It's a lovely thing when shared traditions unite so many different people.
Organizers will now submit their claim for a new record to Guinness World Records, which is expected to rule on it within two months.
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A large number of mainland Chinese also flocked to commemorate the crackdown in the former British territory, where a vigil has been held every year since the massacre.