Women in Saudi Arabia have broken the Guinness World Record for the largest human “ribbon” to promote breast cancer awareness – on the same day as they voted for the first time in the country’s history.

The 12 December was already set to go down in Saudi history as a proud day for women, after more than 100,000 voted in municipal elections and 20 female candidates won seats, according to early results.

Fresh from the ballot box, some then headed to the football stadium at the Princess Noura University in Riyadh, where volunteers for the 10KSA initiative handed out pink headscarves and assembled them in formation.

Guinness World Records confirmed the previous best of 6,847 women assembled in a ribbon in India was comfortably beaten, tweeting that 8,264 participants were involved… see more

source: Independent UK