VERBANIA, Italy – The oldest living person on the planet celebrated her 117th birthday Tuesday.
Emma Morano was joined by her two elderly nieces, a pair of caregivers and her long-tine physician. The celebration took place at Morano’s one bedroom apartment.
Along with her friends, Morano received a greeting from Italy’s president wishing her “serenity and good health.”
Morano is believed to be the only person alive to have been born in the 1800s.
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