Stepping up to fill a tall order

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This 30.5m tall bamboo idol of Hindu goddess Durga in Guwahati, India, is aimed at breaking the Guinness World Record for the tallest bamboo sculpture made. It is being installed ahead of the Durga Puja festival from Tuesday to Saturday. The previous tallest Durga idol was 25.3m, said the New Indian Express.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 24, 2017, with the headline 'Stepping up to fill a tall order'. Print Edition | Subscribe