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World's tallest man meets world's smallest woman for photoshoot in Egypt


The world's tallest man and shortest woman joined forces on Friday for a photo shoot at Egypt's famous Giza Pyramids.

35-year-old Sultan Kösen, from Turkey, holds the title of tallest living man - according to the Guinness Book of World Records - at 8 feet 1 inch. Jyoti Amge, from India, holds the title for world's shortest woman at 2 feet 06 inches.

The mismatched pair was invited to visit Cairo for the photo shoot in an attempt to boost tourism by the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board.

In one of the pictures, Amge appears just barely bigger than Kösen's foot.

Kösen's record breaking height is due to a condition called "pituitary gigantism," which is the result of an over-production of growth hormone.

24 year old Amge's height is due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, which she was diagnosed with at birth.

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