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Last Updated: Tuesday September 30 2008 06:24 GMT

In pictures: World's largest jigsaw puzzle

World's largest jigsaw record attempt

Loads of you have probably spent a lazy afternoon doing a jigsaw with your family or your mates, but have you ever had a go at a puzzle with more than a million pieces?

World's largest jigsaw record attempt

That's what thousands of puzzle fans were facing when they got together in the German town of Ravensburg to try to make the world's largest jigsaw.

World's largest jigsaw record attempt

The giant jigsaw was made by completing thousands of smaller jigsaws which were put together on a massive board in the town square.

World's largest jigsaw record attempt

They'd only just started here - look how big the board is!

World's largest jigsaw record attempt

It took more than 15,000 puzzlers five hours to fit 1,141,800 pieces together. They created a puzzle that covers the same amount of space as 25 double decker buses!

World's largest jigsaw record attempt

Organisers say the finished puzzle is much bigger than the current record set in Singapore six years ago... But officials are still checking to to see if it really is a record-breaker!