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October 23, 2014

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Gertrude Weaver holds a flower given to her a day before her 116th birthday at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Gerontology Research Group says Weaver is the oldest person in the United States and second oldest in the world.

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Gertrude Weaver holds a flower given to her a day before her 116th birthday at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Gerontology Research Group says Weaver is the oldest person in the United States and second oldest in the world.