Today in Pictures: World’s Shortest Man, London Diving, U.N. Human Rights Council

Feb 27, 2012 4:15pm

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French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe prepares to deliver a speech on the opening day of the United Nations Human Rights Council annual session, Feb. 27, 2012, in Geneva. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Nepal’s Chandra Bahadur Dangi looks at a copy of the Guinness World Record book at a guesthouse just hours before he was to be measured by Guinness officials, in Katmandu, Nepal, Feb. 26, 2012. The 72-year-old man was measured at just 21.5 inches tall and has been declared the shortest person in the world, snatching the title from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines who is 23.5 inches tall. (Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo)

 

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Walter Rojas of Venezuela competes in the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminary round during the 18th FINA Visa Diving World Cup at The Aquatics Centre, Feb. 24, 2012, in London. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

 

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Best actress Meryl Streep, left, for “The Iron Lady” and best actor Jean Dujardin for “The Artist” pose with their awards during the 84th Academy Awards, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (Joel Ryan/AP Photo)

 

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Minnesota Twins pitcher Matt Capps prepares to throw during a baseball spring training workout, Feb. 27, 2012, in Fort Myers, Fla. (David Goldman/AP Photo)

 

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Indian dancers from Ladakh perform a traditional dance during Tibetan New Year celebrations in New Delhi, India. Tibet’s exiled government in India called on Tibetans this year to shun celebrations for their traditional new year, which started Feb. 22, 2012. Instead, Tibetans are urged to pray for those living under Chinese rule. (Tsering Topgyal/AP Photo)

 

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reflected in glasses as she delivers her speech prior to the debate and the voting of the German Parliament Bundestag about a new Greek rescue package, Feb. 27, 2012, in Berlin, Germany. Merkel urged German lawmakers to support the new rescue package, though she conceded that there is no “100 percent guarantee” it will succeed. (Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

 

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A fishmonger arranges fish at her market stall in Myitkyina, northern Kachin state, Feb. 27, 2012, in Burma. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

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