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  Huge sandwich breaks world record
Updated 25 April 2004, 12.35
The monster sandwich in Mexico City
Mexican school kids might be needing bigger lunch boxes if the latest record holding sandwich sets a trend!

Bakers in Mexico City worked together to make a 3,178kg cheese, ham and lettuce sandwich, which measured three and a half metres on each side.

Mexico's largest bread company, Bimbo Bread, who led the effort, said the sandwich was "a pride for Mexico".

The giant sandwich, made on Saturday, beat the previous record, set in 2003, in Birmingham, England.

Special oven

A tourist stands next to the sandwich
A tourist stands next to the sandwich
Twenty four people took part in the event, and an oven was built especially for the sandwich.

Representatives from the Guinness Book of Records said: "It's fantastic. It's been an absolute pleasure to watch."

Wonder what's for lunch in Mexico for the next few weeks?

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