Philippines Lanterns Guinness Record

In this photo released by Middle Way Meditation Institute, Philippines, through Nutannan Srithorn, thousands of youths release into the sky paper lanterns to celebrate “World Peace Through Meditation” in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record Friday May 24, 2013 at the University of the Philippines campus at Miagao, Iloilo city in central Philippines. The organizers claimed to have released 15,185 sky lanterns breaking the current Guinness World Record of 12,740 sky lanterns released in a single event. The old record in 2012, the 12,740 sky lanterns were released in a single event in Romania during the opening of a shopping mall. (AP Photo/Wanlop Kiettijanon, Middle Way Meditation Institute, Philippines)