Talk about coincidence: Couple's lives crossed before they met

There were nearly 6.1 billion people in the world in 2000, but what were the chances that a couple's paths would have crossed a decade before they met?

A couple who recently married discovered they almost met back at the turn of the century.

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Lu Yiqin and Zhang Hedong were going through photos for their wedding when they came across one from a trip Zhang took when he was 14 to the Giant Buddha attraction at Ling Mountain in Wuxi, China, Mashable reported.

The woman in the red coat behind Zhang is no other than Lu's mother -- and they say they have the photographic proof.

Talk about timing, Lu's mother was at the couple's apartment when the photos were found, confirming she was at the location during the Chinese New Year holiday. Both families also kept the tickets from the trip and they matched, Mashable reported.