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Holy Sawdust Carpet Breaks World Record in Guatemala

Image: People walk next to a traditional Guatemalan traditional sawdust carpet during Holy Week celebrations, in downtown Guatemala City
People walk next to a traditional Guatemalan sawdust carpet during Holy Week celebrations, in downtown Guatemala City on Holy Thursday. According to local media, the carpet was recognized as the Guinness world record for the longest sawdust carpet at 6,601 feet. JORGE DAN LOPEZ / Reuters

Volunteers worked to make a traditional Guatemalan sawdust carpet in Guatemala City on Thursday. Taking place annually on Holy Thursday in preparation for the Easter holiday, the carpet-making tradition was recognized this year as the Guinness World Record for the longest sawdust carpet at 6,601 feet.

Image: GUATEMALA-RELIGION-HOLY WEEK-GUINNESS-CARPET
A volunteer helps to make a carpet of flowers and colored sawdust in Guatemala City on Thursday, setting a new Guinness World Record. JOHAN ORDONEZ / AFP - Getty Images