Qatar unfurls world's largest flag for national day

DOHA (AFP) - Qatar has sewn a flag large enough to cover seven football pitches, claiming a Guinness Book record, as the Gulf emirate celebrates its national day, local press said on Monday.

Al-Sharq newspaper reported on its website that the fabric used for Qatar's flag was imported on board three planes, it said.

The gas-rich country celebrates its national day on Dec 18.