25 Stunning Photos of Huge Crowds of People


With the world’s huge population (7,313,527,932, to be exact), forming a huge crowd isn’t all that hard. In cities with a high population density, you’d see a huge crowd every day during rush hour or when there’s a sale at a mall. In other cases, you might encounter a huge crowd when there’s an important event happening like a major exam or an attempt at a Guinness record.

Majority of the pictures of huge crowds below are the latter but there are also a couple of crowd photos that, even if there’s not a lot of order, there is still beauty to be found.

1. 15,000 campers from around the world set up tents at the 2013 International Camping Festival in Mount Wugongshan, Pingxiang, China.

 International Camping Festival in Mount Wugongshan

2. Parents sleep on mats at a basketball court as they accompany their children on their first day of college. Actually, their kids aren’t children but are university students from the Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, China.

university students from the Huazhong Normal University

3. A mass foot-reflexology session at the Taipei arena had 2,000 participants undergoing 20 minutes of reflexology in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of most people receiving reflexology/foot massage simultaneously.

most people receiving reflexology/foot massage simultaneously

4. 1,000 customers simultaneously receiving a facial massage at a sports center in Jinan, China. Their aim is to achieve a Guinness record for the largest group of people having beauty treatment at the same time and place.

facial massage at a sports center in Jinan

5. Castellers forming a human tower, also called as a castell, during a biannual competition in Catalonia, Spain.

biannual competition in Catalonia

6. 1,700 naked and painted volunteers posing for American artist Spencer Tunick in Munich.

American artist Spencer Tunick

7. Muslim pilgrims attending the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

8. An attempt at breaking a world record, this time for the largest number of people practicing tai chi in different locations. It also marks the one-year anniversary of the Beijing Olympic Games in Shenyang, China.

Beijing Olympic Games in Shenyang

9. Groomers giving dogs haircuts at a pet barber qualification test in Changsha, China.

dogs haircuts

10. Students taking an exam in an open-air playground in Yichuan, China.

open-air playground in Yichuan

11. Students at a quilt-folding competition after military training at a middle school in Tancheng, China.

military training at a middle school in Tancheng

12. A huge pillow fight at Heroes Square in Budapest to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day.

Budapest to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day

13. 14,833 Asamese people from Titabar, India in traditional attire attempting to break a world record by playing the drums for 15 minutes nonstop.

playing the drums

14. 800 runners all dressed as Santa Claus during the Nikolaus Run Michendorf, East Germany.

Santa Claus

15. 2,000 volunteers making 270 tons of kimchi at the Seoul City Hall Plaza. All that kimchi will be given away to needy people during the winter season.

Seoul City Hall Plaza

16. Dancers participating in a mass folk dance in Guadalajara, Mexico at an attempt to establish a world record.

Dancers participating in a mass folk dance

17. Prisoners from Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Philippines perform dance exercises.

Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center

18. 1,252 Uruguayans barbecuing more than 2,600 pounds of beef to create the world’s biggest barbecue.

world’s biggest barbecue

19. 1,213 participants in Taipei holding up facial masks in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people applying facial masks for 10 minutes at the same time.

facial masks

20. In Hwacheon just 12 miles south of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, over a million people participate in the annual fishing event on a frozen river.

annual fishing event on a frozen river

21. 1,010 ladies in bikinis pose on Bondi Beach, Australia to set a world record for the biggest swimsuit photoshoot.

 ladies in bikinis pose

22. Students learning to wash clothes at a primary school in Jinan, China. This is for their upcoming mother’s day event.

mother’s day event

23. College students standing around sculptures at an art performance in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China.

sculptures at an art performance

24. Hundreds of surfers attempting to break he Guinness World Record for the most surfers on one wave in Cape Town, South Africa. The record was set at 73 surfers standing on a wave for 5 seconds.

surfers standing on a wave

25. Children attending a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad, India.

 yoga session