Thousands of Palestinian children in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, fly kites in an attempt to break the world record for the number of kites flying simultaneously. More than 7,200 kites were raised into the air on Thursday, July 29, 2010, setting a new world record in an event sponsored by the United Nations. About 8,000 children attended in the event, Khalil el-Halabi, education program head at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said. (UPI/Ismael Mohamad)

Photo by: Ismael Mohamad

Thousands of Palestinian children in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, fly kites in an attempt to break the world record for the number of kites flying simultaneously. More than 7,200 kites were raised into the air on Thursday, July 29, 2010, setting a new world record in an event sponsored by the United Nations. About 8,000 children attended in the event, Khalil el-Halabi, education program head at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said. (UPI/Ismael Mohamad)