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Asian Art Museum Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Human Flower

A grand total of 2,405 people flocked to Civic Center to create the giant green and pink lotus

It's official. The largest human flower ever to bloom did so in San Francisco Saturday.

The record-breaking accomplishment organized by the Asian Art Museum saw 2,405 people flock to Civic Center and sprout a giant green and pink lotus. 

The massive piece of artwork, coined Lotus Live, was organized to honor the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and created to celebrate "serenity, incorruptibility, and non-violence in the face of adversity," according to the Asian Art Museum.

"We want to celebrate what makes the Asian Art Museum and the city of San Francisco so special: inclusivity, global consciousness and cultural empathy,” Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu said in a statement. "The lotus is a symbol of peace, unity, inclusivity and purity. That’s exactly what Lotus Live achieved today."

On hand to certify the victory was Michael Empric from Guinness World Records. Empric was joined by official witness Carmen Chu, who happens to be the Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco, and comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, who served as the event's emcee.

Before Saturday's feat, the largest human flower recorded by Guinness World Records was accomplished in Rochester, New York in 2014, according to the Asian Art Museum. Just under 2,300 people gathered at the Rochester Lilac Festival to form the blooming flower.

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