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World's shortest man, woman meet for photo

Aug. 30, 2012 at 11:39 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records, based in London, said the world's shortest man and the world's shortest woman met for the first time for a photo shoot.

The recordkeeping organization said 21.5-inch-tall Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, of Nepal and 24.7-inch-tall Jyoti Amge, 18, of India met for the first time, which also marked the first time in history the holders of the shortest human records have met, to shoot promotional photos for "Guinness World Records 2013," the 57th edition of the record book.

"It was an extraordinary moment. They're both such incredible individuals. Everyone knew this was a special moment. The atmosphere was magical," Marco Frigatti, an official Guinness World Records adjudicator who took part in the photo shoot, said in a release.

Guinness said Amge will visit Britain Sept. 13 to take part in festivities for the release of the 2013 record book.

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