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Photo: 114 and counting

Besse Cooper, who at 114 years and five months is the world's oldest person according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, sits in her room at a nursing home in Monroe, Ga on Feb. 1, 2011,. She was born on Aug. 26, 1896. The previous record holder, Eunice Sanborn, passed away in her home yesterday at the age of 114(ish). The official year of her birth was unclear due to a possible clerical error. Photo: AP/David Goldman

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