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Thousands hug trees in world record bid

A Nepalese students hugs a tree during a mass tree hugging on the World Environment Day, in Nepal on Thursday.

A Nepalese students hugs a tree during a mass tree hugging on the World Environment Day, in Nepal on Thursday.  

Over 2,000 people gathered in Nepal’s capital on Thursday in a bid to set a world record for the largest tree hug.

Parliament members, students, office workers and Buddhist monks were among those who took part in the event. They said they were celebrating World Environment Day by spreading awareness about the importance of trees.

The previous Guinness record for most people hugging trees simultaneously was 936 people in Portland, Oregon, last July.

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