July 13: The world's tallest man, Bao Xishun, shakes hands with He Pingping, who only measures 2 feet and 5 inches, in Baotou, China.
The world's tallest man has met one of the world's smallest in China.
Bao Xishun, a 56 year-old herdsman from Inner Mongolia, is the world's tallest man and measures 7' 9" tall.
According to the organiser of the meeting, it was He's long-cherished dream to meet Bao.
In March, Bao married saleswoman Xia Shujian, who stands a rather average 5' 6", after a global search for a suitable bride.
They celebrated a traditional Mongolian wedding in the tomb of Kublai Khan on Thursday.
Bao was confirmed as the world's tallest living man by Guinness World Records last year. He overtook the previous holder, Radhouane Charbib of Tunisia, by just 2 millimeters.
Guinness World Records says Bao was of normal height until 16 but then put on a spurt that doctors were unable to explain, reaching his full height in seven years.
But Bao is far shorter than Robert Pershing Wadlow, from Illinois in the U.S., who died in 1940 aged 22 and stood at a massive 8' 11.1".