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Birthday for 'oldest person,' age 115


The world's oldest known living person has celebrated her 115th birthday.

Gertrude Baines was honoured at a convalescent hospital in Los Angeles with music, a letter from President Barack Obama, and a cake with candles.

Friends sang to her and she was presented with a certificate from Guinness World Records.


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