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The Youngest Person to Visit All 198 Countries in the World

Gunnar Garfors has been to every single country in the world. See the photos from his travels.

<p>Photo: Gunnar Garfors // Garfors in Iran dressed as a royal couple with a local woman</p>

On May 13, 2013, Gunnar Garfors became the youngest person to travel to every country in the world -- all 198 of them. He was just 37 years old when he broke this record, Business Insider reported.

As a journalist for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Garfors had already been to 85 countries by 2008. It took him five years to visit the remaining 113. He is also the Guinness Book of World Recorders holder for visiting five continents in 24 hours including Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America.

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Unlike many wanderlusters these days, Garfors actually kept his job with the NRK the entire time he was traveling. It was never his desire to quit and travel unattached, but rather combine the two things in life he's always been most passionate about: his job and traveling.

After his years of globetrotting, Garfors wrote a book called "198: How I Ran Out Of Countries" and started a website with photos from everywhere he's been.

His 198th and final country was Cape Verde off the northwest coast of Africa. Check out the slideshows below to see some of the highlights of Garfors' travels on the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.

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Cameroon, Africa

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Casablanca, Morocco, Africa

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Chad, Africa

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Egypt, Africa

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Gambia, Africa

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Mauritania, Africa

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Moroni, Comoros

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Seychelles, Africa

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Somalia, Africa

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Togo, Africa