Nepalese gathered to hug trees during a mass tree hugging event on World Environment Day in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, June 5, 2011. The event, organized to spread the message of this year's theme to save the trees and save the earth, was also an attempt at creating a Guinness World Record for the maximum number of people hugging trees. The 879 people were hugging the trees for two minutes according to the organizers.
A boy hugs a tree trunk as he prepares to take part in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record in Kathmandu. REUTERS
A girl blows a bubble with chewing gum as she participates in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for the most number of people hugging trees for two minutes. REUTERS
A boy joins 878 others to take part in the event, which was held on World Environment Day to spread the message of saving the environment. REUTERS
Women hug trees during an attempt to create a Guinness World Record in Kathmandu. REUTERS
Back in the city center, participants gather around a globe shaped from vermilion powder during World Environment Day celebrations organized by the Rising Artist Group in Kathmandu. REUTERS