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Torchlit events in Indonesia break records

12 december 2011, 18:04
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More than 6000 people from more than 30 countries from five different continents take part in the Freedom Faithnet Global (FFG)'s movement event "Annual Freedom Celebration". ©AFP
More than 6000 people from more than 30 countries from five different continents take part in the Freedom Faithnet Global (FFG)'s movement event "Annual Freedom Celebration". ©AFP
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Thousands of people set two new world records as they lit up about 3,700 flaming torches in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, AFP reports, citing organisers Sunday.

A total of 3,777 people from 36 countries took part in the "largest torchlit image formed by people" and 3,690 people formed the "largest torchlit parade" at Jakarta stadium on Saturday, organisers said.

"It was awesome. There was slight rain but people still turned up. We sang, we celebrated love in the world, and we broke two world records. We were certified last night," Yamal Hasmanan, spokesman for web-based "community group" Freedom Faithnet Global (FFG) which organised the events, told AFP.

The first challenge required participants to light torches one by one and keep them lit for 10 minutes, while the second required them to carry their torches in a street procession lasting 45 to 50 minutes, Hasmanan said.

"During the parade, some torches went out, so the number got smaller. But it's okay... we still managed to break the record," he said, adding that they were certified by Guinness World Records.

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