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World's tallest man meets world's shortest woman in Egypt

Pair came together in front of the historic site of Giza Pyramids, striking poses for tourists.

Sultan Kosen and Jyoti Amage at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo.
Sultan Kosen and Jyoti Amage at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo. AP

The world's tallest man has met up with the shortest woman at Egypt's pyramids in a bid to boost the country's struggling tourism industry.

Sultan Kosen, a 35-year-old from Turkey, stands 246.5cm (8ft 1in) tall and met with Jyoti Amage from India, who is just 62.8cm (2ft 06in) tall.

The pair came together in front of the historic site of Giza Pyramids in Cairo last Friday, striking poses for awe-struck tourists.

Crowds flocked around the pair when the arrived at Giza.
Crowds flocked around the pair when the arrived at Giza. AP

Both were invited by the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board to visit Cairo's most famous sites.

Sultan Kosen lifts his leg as Jyoti Amage takes a selfie.
Sultan Kosen lifts his leg as Jyoti Amage takes a selfie. AP

Mr Kosen's extreme height is due to a condition known as pituitary gigantism, where the brain produces abnormally large amounts of growth hormone.

Ms Jyoti, from Nagpur, has a form of drawfism called achondroplasia.

Jyoti Amage stands next to the legs of the world's tallest man.
Jyoti Amage stands next to the legs of the world's tallest man. AP

She is an actress who has appeared in the TV show American Horror Story and Bollywood films.

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