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Photo Gallery: UCI sets world record for largest game of balloon tag

Two players get tangled up as they try to pop  opponents’ balloons tied at their ankles during UC Irvine students’ attempt Wednesday to break the Guinness world record for largest game of balloon tag.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Teams from UC Irvine gather for a picture before their attempt to break the world record for largest game of balloon tag on Wednesday at Aldrich Park.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Hundreds of students line up at Aldrich Park for Wednesday’s attempt by UC Irvine to break the world record for largest game of balloon tag.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Lauren Siedes waits with a balloon tied to her ankle as she joins UC Irvine’s world-record attempt Wednesday for largest game of balloon tag.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Louis Kim blows up a balloon as he prepares to help UC Irvine break the Guinness world record for largest game of balloon tag on Wednesday.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Team members tie balloons to their ankles at Aldrich Park as they prepare for UC Irvine’s attempt to break the world record for largest game of balloon tag on Wednesday.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

A team member wearing a Superman cape tries to fire up his teammates for UC Irvine’s world-record attempt for largest game of balloon tag.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Team members raise their balloons in unity during UC Irvine students’ attempt to break the world record for largest game of balloon tag on Wednesday at Aldrich Park.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Players from opposing teams try to pop one another’s balloons tied at their ankles during UC Irvine’s attempt to break the world record for largest game of balloon tag on Wednesday.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Two players collide as they try to pop the balloons tied to their ankles during Wednesday’s attempt by UC Irvine students to set the world record for largest game of balloon tag.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Two players converge on a member of an opposing team during UCI students’ attempt to break the world record for largest game of balloon tag.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Players mix it up during Wednesday’s record-setting game of balloon tag by UC Irvine students at Aldrich Park.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Players try to pop each other’s balloons tied to their ankles during UC Irvine students’ attempt to break the world record for largest game of balloon tag on Wednesday.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

A group of players tries to pop the balloon on a member of an opposing team as UC Irvine students attempt to break the world record for largest game of balloon tag on Wednesday at Aldrich Park.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

UC Irvine’s record-setting game of balloon tag Wednesday drew more than 1,500 players to Aldrich Park.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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