An alert and chatty Italian woman, Emma Morano, on Tuesday celebrates her 117th birthday as the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century.
Emma Morano, 116, poses for AFP photographer in Verbania, North Italy, on May 14, 2016. Emma Morano is the oldest living person in the world, and the only one left who has touched three centuries. Susannah Mushatt Jones, a New York woman several months her senior, died on May 12 evening, making Morano the world's oldest known person at 116. OLIVIER MORIN / AFP