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500 people squeezed into the world's most epic family photo

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This has got to be the most incredible family photo, period.

500 descendants from one man — all with the same family name, Ren — gathered in an eastern Chinese village to take this epic group shot:

In the photo are the 25th to 31st generations of this family from Shishecun, in Zhejiang.

The photo was taken behind the basalt formations where the village was founded 20 years ago.

It took 30 minutes for the Rens to get into position, with organiser, Ren Tuanjie barking instructions through a loudhailer.

They were able to trace the extensive family tree through 13 genealogy scrolls. It’s estimated that over 1,000 people in seven generations of Rens are still alive, said Ren Tuanjie — whose name means “unity,” incidentally. Read more…

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