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World’s oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday in a humble way at her home in Italy

 

 

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake.

 

 

Emma Morano, 117 years old, blows candles in the day of her birthday in Verbania, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.  At 117 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Emma Morano, 117 years old, blows candles in the day of her birthday in Verbania, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. At 117 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Beaming at the attention, Morano took in the festivities for her milestone celebration sitting in an armchair in her one-room apartment in the northern mountain town of Verbania, joined by her two elderly nieces, a pair of caregivers and her long-time physician.

 

 

 

She received a greeting from Italy’s president, read by an official, wishing her “serenity and good health,” and appeared for a brief live broadcast on state-run television. She happily accepted some gifts, including her favorite cookies, which she ate with some milk.

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Emma Morano, 117 years old, is kissed by her caretakers Malgorzat Ceglinska, right, and Yamilec Vergara, in the day of her birthday in Verbania, Italy,  on  Nov. 29, 2016. (Source: AP)

 

 

Then she blew out the candles on her cake — not one for every year, but three numerals to show her age, 117 — and quipped: “I hope I don’t have to cut it!”

 

 

To the assembled well-wishers, Morano said, “I am happy to turn 117,” and drew encouragement from her physician, Dr. Carlo Bava.

 

 

 

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