Nepalese man declared world's shortest

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Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi is given a certificate by Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glanday, after being declared the world's shortest living man and shortest man ever by the Guinness Book of Records, at a ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. The 72-year-old man was measured at just 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) tall has been declared the shortest person to be recorded by the Guinness World Records snatching the title from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi from southwestern Nepal was declared on Feb. 26 to be the shortest man ever documented after being measured by Guinness World Records officials. The 72-year-old man stands at 21.5 inches tall.

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