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This flag is BIGGER than 3 football fields!

Last updated on: May 28, 2013 14:04 IST

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A tiny Romanian village has entered the record books for unfurling the largest flag ever made. 

It took nearly 200 people several hours to roll out the flag, which was three times the size of a football pitch.

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Image: An aerial view of Romania's national flag during a Guinness World Record attempt for the world's biggest national flag in Clinceni, near Bucharest
Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
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The red, yellow and blue flag covered an area of nearly 79,290 square meters, beating the previous record held by Lebanon, the Mirror reported.

The five-ton flag was displayed in Clinceni, 22 miles southeast of Bucharest.

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Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

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Workers struggled to keep it firmly planted on the ground because of windy conditions. They had to use small sandbags.

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Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
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Adrian Dragomir, manager of the Flags Factory which created the flag, says it took weeks to sew and 70 kilometers of thread was needed.

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Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

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A military brass band played as Prime Minister Victor Ponta and other ministers arrived in the village to view the flag.

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Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

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Source: ANI