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Filipino Junrey Balawing named world's shortest man

Junrey Balawing holds into an electric fan after being measured by a Guinness World Records representative at Sindangan Health Center, Sindangan township, Zamboanga Del Norte province in Southern Philippines Saturday June 11, 2011, the eve of his 18th birthday which is coincidentally the Philippines Independence Day. Officials said Saturday Balawing was measured at 24 and 1/4 inches (about 61 centimeters) lying down and about two inches shorter than the current record holder Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal and is expected to be officially named as the world's shortest living man when he turns 18 Sunday. <span class=meta>(Photo/AP)</span>
June 14, 2011 2:59:24 PM PDT