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  •  - Visitors shake hands with Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Visitors shake hands with Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:30:36 AM EST
    Visitors shake hands with Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 6, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Visitors take pictures of Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, with their mobile phones at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Visitors take pictures of Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, with their mobile phones at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:30:31 AM EST
    Visitors take pictures of Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, with their mobile phones at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 11, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, walks to his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, walks to his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:30:26 AM EST
    Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, walks to his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 5, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 5, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - The prosthetic foot of Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, is seen under his cot inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    The prosthetic foot of Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, is seen under his cot inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:25:56 AM EST
    The prosthetic foot of Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, is seen under his cot inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 5, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 5, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Children react as they look at Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Children react as they look at Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:25:51 AM EST
    Children react as they look at Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 6, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, walks to his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, walks to his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:21:53 AM EST
    Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, walks to his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 5, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 5, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Visitors look at Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Visitors look at Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:20:53 AM EST
    Visitors look at Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 11, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Visitors take pictures of Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, with their mobile phones at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Visitors take pictures of Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, with their mobile phones at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:19:43 AM EST
    Visitors take pictures of Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, with their mobile phones at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 11, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, watches television inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, watches television inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:17:33 AM EST
    Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet and claims to be the tallest man in India, watches television inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 11, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, bandages his foot inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, bandages his foot inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:15:49 AM EST
    Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet (2.28 metres) and claims to be the tallest man in India, bandages his foot inside his room at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 11, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 11, 2011. The characters on the door read, "Gattaiah". REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Children pose with Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Children pose with Gattaiah, who claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

    Posted: 12/14/2011 3:11:23 AM EST
    Children pose with Polipaka Gattaiah, who stands at seven-and-a-half feet (2.28 metres) and claims to be the tallest man in India, at the arts and crafts centre in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad December 11, 2011. Gattaiah entertains people who visit the centre. Visitors often give money to the 38-year-old man and pose for photographs with him. In March 2011, he was given a prosthetic foot by a charitable organisation after it was amputated a few years earlier because of an infection. It is said to be the longest prosthetic foot ever made, according to local media. Gattaiah is paid 6500 rupees ($130) a month by the state tourism department, officials said. Picture taken December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 11/25/2011 2:45:49 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 10, 2006 file photo, Jordan's Queen Rania listens to Maggie Daley, wife of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, right, as they tour an after school dance program at Gallery 37 Center For the Arts in Chicago. Daley, the wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and a gracious promoter of the city's cultural and educational programs, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. She was 68. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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    Posted: 11/17/2011 6:40:46 AM EST
    Student activists shout slogans during a rally at the steps of the Arts and Sciences building of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 to coincide with the "nationally coordinated U.S. flag-burning" to protest alleged unequal U.S.-Philippines relations. On Thursday, Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said the United States will provide a second warship to the ill-equipped Philippine military as its longtime Asian ally confronts China in increasingly territorial disputes in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 9:00:54 PM EST
    Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei poses at home in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Ai, an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, was detained for nearly three months earlier this year amid an overall crackdown on dissent, setting off concern well beyond the arts circles and civil rights community in which he is well known. The detention and subsequent claims of tax evasion have been interpreted by activists as a way to punish him for his often-outspoken criticism of the authoritarian government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 9:00:54 PM EST
    Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei works in front of a computer at home in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Ai, an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, was detained for nearly three months earlier this year amid an overall crackdown on dissent, setting off concern well beyond the arts circles and civil rights community in which he is well known. The detention and subsequent claims of tax evasion have been interpreted by activists as a way to punish him for his often-outspoken criticism of the authoritarian government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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    Posted: 11/11/2011 11:35:54 AM EST
    Portraits of Grace Jones by photographer Jean-Paul Goude are seen at the Arts Decoratifs museum in Paris, Thursday, Nov.10, 2011. Extravagant French photographer and graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude, known for his over-the-top fashion spreads and visually shocking ads, is getting his own retrospective, in a wing of Paris' Louvre Museum. The exhibition opens Friday Nov. 11 and runs until March 18 2012. (AP Photo/laurent Cipriani)
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    Posted: 11/11/2011 11:35:53 AM EST
    A woman watches creations by designer Jean-Paul Goude at the Arts Decoratifs museum in Paris, Thursday, Nov.10, 2011. Extravagant French photographer and graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude, known for his over-the-top fashion spreads and visually shocking ads, is getting his own retrospective, in a wing of Paris' Louvre Museum. The exhibition opens Friday Nov.11 and runs until March 18, 2012. (AP Photo/laurent Cipriani)
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    Posted: 11/11/2011 11:35:53 AM EST
    A creation by designer Jean-Paul Goude and used in 1989 for the French Revolution bicentennial is seen at the Arts Decoratifs museum in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Extravagant French photographer and graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude, known for his over-the-top fashion spreads and visually shocking ads, is getting his own retrospective, in a wing of Paris' Louvre Museum. The exhibition opens Friday Nov. 11 and runs until March 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)