Even more money spent dominating Guiness.
I discussed UNESCO's attempts to use United Nations funds to orchestrate a takeover of the Guiness Book of World Records last week. Just in case you thought it was a joke... it wasn't. What you see above is the latest attempt to goose the world records system using your money.
Palestinian children at an event organised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) stand by a large piece of cloth covered with handprints, as they seek to achieve a world record for the largest handprint painting, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip Thursday, July 21, 2011. The event was part of the "Summer Games", a six-week summer camp organised by UNRWA to provide a recreational outlet for children in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Hatem Moussa)
I will helpfully point out that our photojournalists picked a much tighter angle for these photos. I'm guessing that this means UNESCO has officially put a Hamas flag on top of the sponsorship banner this time.