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Romanian village unfurls huge flag in Guinness World Records bid

A Romanian village has unfurled what they say is the largest flag ever made in a Guinness World Records bid.

It took about 200 people several hours Monday to roll out the flag, which organizers say measured 330 meters (1,090 feet) by 220 meters (725 feet), about three times the size of a football field.

The five-ton flag was displayed in Clinceni, 35 kilometers (22 miles) southeast of Bucharest. Workers struggled to keep it firmly planted on the ground because of windy conditions and had to use small sandbags.

Adrian Dragomir, manager of the Flags Factory which created the flag, says it took weeks to sew and 70 kilometers (44 miles) of thread was needed.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta and other ministers will visit the flag later.