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    Verbania's Mayor Silvia Marchionini, right, presents Emma Morano with a cake on the day of her 117th birthday.

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    Emma Morano talks with her physician, Carlo Bava in Verbania, Italy.

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    Black and white photos showing Emma Morano when she was 18 months and when she was 43-year old, are seen in her home in Verbania, Italy.

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    Emma Morano blows out the candles on her birthday cake.

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    Emma Morano, 117 years old, is kissed by her caretakers Malgorzat Ceglinska, right, and Yamilec Vergara.

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    Emma Morano wears a sheet reading 117 in her home in Verbania, Italy. She is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899.

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