The skies above the Chinese city of Xi'an have been lit up thanks to more than 1,300 drones which put on a dazzling display to achieve a new record for the Most unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously.
In total, 1,374 drones took to the air to effectively become high-tech pixels and help create a number of colourful scenes including Xi'an City Wall, Silk Road, Dayan Tower, the number 1,374, high speed rail and Xi'an flower, the pomegranate.
The attempt was organised by city officials and the local government to promote Xi'an, capital of the Shaanxi province, with the UAVs being supplied by Ehang Egret.
Taking off along the narrow Xi'an City Wall, the drones' formation measured 1.2 km wide, 100 m deep and 260 m high in the night sky.
74 red silks were also hoisted into the air to symbolise the common prosperity of 74 countries along the Belt and Road, a development strategy proposed by the Chinese government that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries.
The Silk Road scene was depicted because Xi'an has long been a central point of the Silk Road economic belt, while the number 1,374 represents the largest and most intact ancient city wall which is 13.74 km long.
The attempt took place on Sunday 29 April, ahead of a public demonstration (which wasn't an official record attempt) on Tuesday 1 May as part of China's Labour Day celebrations when the certificate presentation took place.
The show was planned by the main team of "Beijing 8 Minutes" in the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Xi'an city's achievement has taken the record away from Intel which has been the title holder since 2015.
In that time, the record has risen from 100 in 2015 to 500 a year later to 1,218 in December 2017, before 1,374 flew over Xi'an.