Agence France-PresseApril 18, 2014 09:33
Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital's historic center.
Completed in anticipation of Easter, it was more than 2,000 meters long (6,600 feet) and constructed of dyed sawdust and flowers.
The carpet, considered a piece of temporary art, was constructed over the course of seven hours by 5,000 volunteers who began work in the early hours.
They used 54,400 kilos (120,000 pounds) of sawdust.