Mexico City authorities have set up the Guinness-certified largest nativity scene in the world as part of their Christmas festivities.
The nativity scene, which cost $2 million to create, was unveiled Wednesday by capital Mayor Marcelo Ebrard in the parking lot of the giant Azteca stadium.
The scene, which covers 20,000 square meters (215,000 sq. ft.) and has 5,000 figures and 700 tons of infrastructure, is comprised of 57 smaller scenes that recall the biblical passages discussing the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago.
Organizers said that this nativity scene took 70 days to fashion and that task was performed by architects, engineers, designers and historians, among others.