A child flies a kite in Gaza
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Gaza children 'break' kite flying record

Thousands of children in Gaza appear to have broken their own world record for the number of kites flown at the same time, the UN says.

More than 7,000 children taking part in a three-week summer camp, organised by the UN Relief and Works Agency, gathered on a beach to fly a kite each.

UNRWA's Gaza director John Ging said the achievement had lifted the spirits of the entire population of Gaza.

The latest attempt still has to be confirmed by Guinness World Records.

  • 30 Jul 2010