Kite-flying Guinness World Record, Gaza 2011
The event went ahead just hours after masked men vandalised the world record site. Like true champions, the children refused to be intimidated and broke the record of 10,465 kites set earlier this year in China.
The world record attempt was generously supported by the European Union, Finland, Australia and the United States.
The event marked the end of Summer Games 2011, during which the children of Gaza have smashed the world records for the largest number of people flying parachutes from the ground, the largest number of people dribbling footballs simultaneously and for producing the world’s largest-ever handprint painting.
The Games give 250,000 children across Gaza a much-needed respite from the difficulties of their daily lives – offering them a safe place to swim, play and make new friends.
Six weeks of fun and laughter
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