Junrey Balawing jokes with a ruler prior to being measured by the Guinness World Records at Sindangan Municipal Hall, Sindangan township, Zamboanga Del Norte province in Southern Philippines, Sunday ... more 
Junrey Balawing jokes with a ruler prior to being measured by the Guinness World Records at Sindangan Municipal Hall, Sindangan township, Zamboanga Del Norte province in Southern Philippines, Sunday June 12, 2011, his 18th birthday and coincidentally the Philippines' Independence Day. Balawing was officially declared "the world's shortest living man" with a measurement of 23.5 inches (59.93 centimeters) dislodging Nepal's Khagendra Thapa Magar with a measurement of 26.4 inches. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bullit Marquez
Sun, Jun 12, 2011 4:33 AM EDT