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The oldest person in the world

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Besse Cooper, 114 years and five months old, sits in her room at a nursing home in Monroe, Ga. on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Cooper is now the world's oldest person, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group.

What a beautiful face. It's remarkable that some people can age so gracefully.

Cooper claimed the title after Eunice G. Sanborn, of Jaacksonville, Texas, died Monday at the age of 114. Sandborn acquired the distinction Nov. 4, 2010, upon the death of a French nun, Eugenie Blanchard, on the French Caribbean island of St. Barts. She was also 114.

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