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World's tallest man Sultan Kosen meets world's shortest woman Jyoti Amge in Egypt

Sultan Kosen and Jyoti Amge at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo. Credit: AP

The world's tallest man has met up with the shortest woman at Egypt's pyramids in a bid to boost the country's struggling tourism industry.

Sultan Kosen, a 35-year-old from Turkey, stands 246.5cm (8ft 1in) tall and met with Jyoti Amge from India, who is just 62.8cm (2ft 06in) tall.

The pair came together in front of the historic site of Giza Pyramids in Cairo last Friday, striking poses for awe-struck tourists.

Crowds flocked around the pair when the arrived at Giza. Credit: AP

Both were invited by the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board to visit Cairo's most famous sites.

Sultan Kosen lifts his leg as Jyoti Amge takes a selfie. Credit: AP

Mr Kosen's extreme height is due to a condition known as pituitary gigantism, where the brain produces abnormally large amounts of growth hormone.

Ms Jyoti, from Nagpur, has a form of drawfism called achondroplasia.

Jyoti Amge stands next to the legs of the world's tallest man. Credit: AP

She is an actress who has appeared in the TV show American Horror Story and Bollywood films.