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World's tallest man visits London

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Sultan Kosen, who measures 8ft 1in (2.47m), has officially had his status as the tallest man on the planet verified by Guinness World Records.

He visited London's main sights, towering above other pedestrians as he mingled with crowds outside Big Ben.

The part-time farmer from Mardin in eastern Turkey has to use crutches to get around, because his knee joints have been weakened by his height.

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