The world's tallest man meets the world's shortest woman in now-viral photos

Two Guinness World Record holders finally had a chance to meet in real life.

On Friday, the world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen, met the world's shortest woman, Jyoti Amge in Cairo, Egypt. Photos of the duo's trip to the Great Pyramids have since gone viral. 

Kosen, who stands at a sturdy 8 feet 3 inches tall, hails from Turkey from Kurdish background. The 35-year-old's height has been attributed to a condition called acromegaly, a tumor affecting his pituitary gland. Though he's undergone many surgeries in attempt to remove the tumor, it couldn't be entirely removed. According to reports, he 'stopped' growing in 2012, but still suffers from spinal deformities and requires crutches to walk.

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GIZA, EGYPT - JANUARY 26: Sultan Kosen (L), Guinness World Record holder for tallest living male at 251 centimetres, and Jyoti Amge (R), world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records, pose for a photo at the Giza pyramid complex on January 26, 2018 in Giza, Egypt. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GIZA, EGYPT - JANUARY 26: Sultan Kosen, Guinness World Record holder for tallest living male at 251 centimetres, waves at the Giza pyramid complex on January 26, 2018 in Giza, Egypt. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GIZA, EGYPT - JANUARY 26: Sultan Kosen (C), Guinness World Record holder for tallest living male at 251 centimetres, poses for a family photo during his visit to the Giza pyramid complex on January 26, 2018 in Giza, Egypt. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
India's Jyoti Amge (R), the world's shortest woman poses for a picture with Sultan Kosen of Turkey, the world's tallest man, at the foot of one of the three Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
India's Jyoti Amge (R), the world's shortest woman poses for a picture with Sultan Kosen of Turkey, the world's tallest man, at the site of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 26, 2018, with the Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khafre (also known as Chephren) seen in the background. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
India's Jyoti Amge (R), the world's shortest woman poses for a picture with Sultan Kosen of Turkey, the world's tallest man, at the foot of one of the three Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
India's Jyoti Amge (R), the world's shortest woman poses for a picture with Sultan Kosen (C) of Turkey, the world's tallest man, at the foot of one of the three Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
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India's Amge measures at 2 feet 6 inches and weighs just 11 pounds due to a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia. The 24-year-old has been cast in a handful of appearances and shows, including "American Horror Story." According to the photos, Amge has to be carried to move around. 

The duo was invited to visit Egypt by the Egyptian Tourism Board in attempt to revive the country's struggling tourist industry. Kosen and Amge are just some of the notable figures in the most recent months to pay a visit for the campaign, others being Will Smith and Kourtney Kardashian. 

Related: Scroll through below for more world record breakers: 

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The most wins at the World Beard and Moustache Championships is 8 and was achieved by Karl-Heinz Hille (Germany). From 1999 to 2011, Hille has been competing in the Imperial partial beard category. His most recent success was in Trondheim, Norway, in 2011. (Guinness World Records)

The largest flesh tunnel (earlobe) is 10.5cm (4.14 in) and was achieved by Kalawelo Kaiwi (USA) as measured at the Hilo Natural Health Clinic in Hawaii, on 14 April 2014. Whilst there are widely reported claims of larger flesh tunnels, tattoo and body-mod artist Kala has the largest fully verified flesh tunnels. They are about the diameter of a teacup, and big enough to fit a clenched fist through. (Guinness World Records)

The most flesh tunnels in the face is 11 and was achieved by Joel Miggler (Germany) as verified in Küssaberg, Germany, on 27 November 2014. Joel's flesh tunnels has a size ranging from 3 to 34 mm. (Guinness World Records)

The oldest living man is Israel Kristal (Israel), born on 15 September 1903, in the village of Malenie, near Zarnow in the Russian Empire (now Poland), and aged 112 years 178 days as of 11 March 2016. (Guinness World Records)
The tallest married couple is Sun Mingming and his wife Xu Yan (both China) who measure 236.17 cm (7 ft 8.98 in) and 187.3 (6 ft 1.74 in) respectively, having a combined height of 423.47 cm (13 ft 10.72 in) when measured in Beijing, China, on 14 November 2013. They were married in Beijing, China, on 4 August 2013. (Guinness World Records)
Garry Turner (UK) is able to stretch the skin of his stomach to a distended length of 15.8 cm (6.25 in) due to a rare medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissues affecting the skin, ligaments and internal organs. (Guinness World Records)

The most fingers and toes (polydactylism) on a living person is 28, which belong to Devendra Suthar, and was confirmed in Himatnagar,Gujarat, India on 11 November 2014. Devendra Suthar has 14 fingers and 14 toes. (Guinness World Records)

The world's longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in) when measured on 8 May 2004. She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13. (Guinness World Records)

The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982) who measured 251 cm (8 ft 2.8 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 08 February 2011. The part-time farmer was the first man over 8 ft (2.43 m) to be measured by Guinness World Records in over 20 years. (Guinness World Records)

The largest feet on a living person are 40.1 cm (1 ft 3.79 in), right foot, and 39.6 cm (1 ft 3.59 in), left foot, belong to Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez (Venezuela) and were measured in Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela, on 6 October 2014. (Guinness World Records)
The widest mouth measures 17 cm (6.69 in) and belongs to Francisco Domingo Joaquim "Chiquinho" (Angola). (Guinness World Records)

The tallest male under the age of 18 years is Kevin Bradford (USA, b. 27 October 1998), who measured 215.9 cm (7 ft 1 in), at Paediatric Associates in Doral, Florida, USA, on 30 April 2015. Kevin was 16 years 185 days old at the time of verification. (Guinness World Records)

The shortest woman living (mobile) is Jyoti Amge (India, born 16 Dec 1993), who measured 62.8 cm (24.7 in) in Nagpur, India, on 16 December 2011. (Guinness World Records)

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