Photo: Massive Collective Efforts For a Guinness Record

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In an often eager effort to be listed on Guinness record, and increase hometown publicity, local governments in China often rely on the number of human bodies they can mobilize. Here are two pictures of a mass performance of the Chinese zither (guzheng) in Huludao (葫芦岛) on August 8, 2007.

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These kids have been under the hot sun for four hours.

More of similar efforts:

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Ten thousands people dressed up as sea animals in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province on August 10, 2007.

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Three hundred pianos were played collectively at Wulihe Stadium, Shenyang, in August 2005.

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Five hundred kids drew a Beijing Olympic mascot painting as large as 646 square meters, in Shenyang, May, 2007.

According to an investigation by reporters from Southern Weekend, there have been at least several dozen such organized mass activities over the last couple of years.

[Image source: Southern Weekend]

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