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Smallest man knee high to Svetlana.

THE world's smallest man yesterday met the woman with the longest legs in the world - but his thoughts were elsewhere.

He Pingping, who is just 2ft 5.37in tall, posed on the steps of London's Trafalgar Square with Russian Svetlana Pankratova, whose legs have been measured at 4ft 3.9in - almost twice his height.

He Pingping, 20, who was born with primordial dwarfism, was thinking as ever of his girlfriend back in Inner Mongolia.

He Pingping met Svetlana at the launch of the 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records book, which is published today.

Svetlana, from Volgograd, lives with her Russian boyfriend on the Costa del Sol in Spain, and is 6ft 4in.

The 36-year-old said of He Pingping: "I heard he was going to be the shortest man.

"He seems very happy, he smiles and laughs a lot."

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 17, 2008
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