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The tallest man in the world

The world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen of Turkey, poses in front of Tower Bridge to celebrate the launch of the 2010 Guinness Book of Records, on Sept. 16, 2009 in London, England. Sultan Kosen was 8 ft 1 in at the time he was measured for the record and also holds the record for the largest hands and largest feet at 27.5cm and 36.5cm respectively. He is currently 8 ft 3 in tall, but U.S. doctors announced in March that with the help of treatment, Kosen has stopped growing. 

The tallest man in the world Sultan Kosen (center) receives a pair of trainers on Nov. 9, 2009 in the Hague from Georg Wessels (left), a specialist in large-sized shoes. 

Credit: ED OUDENAARDEN/AFP/Getty Images


Sultan Kosen, the world's tallest man, is seen at the Red Bull Racing garage before the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on May 30, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey. 

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