Paris: Li Jinyuan, president of the Chinese Tiens conglomerate, brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France, staying in Paris and the Cote d’Azur. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

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Employees of Chinese Tiens company  arranging themselves on the Promenade des Anglais in the French southern resort town to spell out the phrase “Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur”. Guinness World Records inspectors were on hand to watch the feat and duly declared that the visitors from China had created the longest human-made phrase visible from the sky.  Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

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