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Christmas world record: Australian family rig 502,165 lights

Report & Video by Sophie Foster

An Australian family has set the Guinness World Record for having the most Christmas lights on their home.

Friends and neighbours showed up to take a closer look at the 502,165 christmas lights that illuminate the residential property of David Richards and his family in Canberra.

"It took me quite a while to set it up. I started in October. I took a week off in October school holidays, and then have worked every weekend since," he said.

It's not the first time that the Richards family strung up a record number of lights; they set a record in 2011 with 331,038 fairy lights, but were trumped in 2012 by a New York family.

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