World's tallest woman dies at age 39

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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday June 14, 2006, Yao Defen, then widely considered as Asia's tallest woman compares palm size with a nurse at a hospital where she was undergoing checks to see if surgery can be performed to remove a benign brain tumour that is causing her gigantism in Shanghai, China. Chinese state media say Yao died on Nov. 13, 2012 at her home in China's eastern province of Anhui. Guinness World Records in January 2010 had certified her as the world's tallest living woman at 7 feet and 7 inches (233.3 centimeters). (AP Photo, File) CHINA OUT