Several thousand people gathered in downtown Montreal today to try to set an unusual record, the most people wearing red clown noses in one place.
But cold, wet weather thwarted hopes of setting a new Guinness World Record.
The event was organized by Nez pour Vivre, a group aimed at raising money to help 18-to-30 year olds fighting cancer.
It featured performances by several Quebec musicians.
An official from Guinness World Records was on hand for the occasion.
The target was 17,000 people, more than the number gathered at an event in Australia in 2011.
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