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Tree Huggers Attempt New World Record

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Image: WORLD ENVIORMENT DAY IN NEPAL
In a bid to set a new world record, a total of 2,001 people, mostly students, hugged trees on the outskirts of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, for about two minutes Thursday to mark World Environment Day. The previous mass tree-hugging record was set in the U.S. when 936 people hugged trees in 2013.NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

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In a bid to set a new world record, a total of 2,001 people, mostly students, hugged trees on the outskirts of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, for about two minutes Thursday to mark World Environment Day. The previous mass tree-hugging record was set in the U.S. when 936 people hugged trees in 2013.

Image: NEPAL-WORLD-ENVIRONMENT DAY
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