Friday, 10 October 2008

700-Pound Man



Manuel Uribe, 43, speaks on the phone with Jose Luis Garza as he lies in bed in his home in Monterrey, Mexico, Friday, on Oct. 3, 2008.

Uribe, who has been fighting to lose his title as the world's heaviest man, is giving dieting advice to bed-ridden Garza.

Jose Luis Garza, 47, lies in his bed in his home in Monterrey, Mexico, on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.

Garza is getting diet advice from Manuel Uribe, a fellow Mexican who has been fighting to lose his title as the world's heaviest man. Both men live around the Monterrey area and are bed-ridden.


Jose Luis Garza, lies in his bed in his home in Monterrey, Mexico.

Manuel Uribe (L) talks on the phone near his girlfriend Claudia Solis in his home in the suburb of San Nicolas de los Garza, Monterrey on October 2, 2008. Uribe, who once weighed 1,235 pounds (560 kilograms), announced on Wednesday that he will marry his girlfriend later this month after losing nearly half his original body weight.

Manuel Uribe (R) talks on the phone beside his girlfriend Claudia Solis in his home in the suburb of San Nicolas de los Garza, Monterrey.

Manuel Uribe kisses his girlfriend Claudia Solis at his home in the suburb of San Nicolas de los Garza, Monterrey.

Manuel Uribe (R) chats with his girlfriend Claudia Solis at his home.

Mexican Manuel Uribe, seen in 2006, is checked by Dr. Jaime Gonzalez in San Nicolas de la Garza, Nuevo Leon state. Uribe, the world's fattest man in the 2007 Guinness Book of Records, said Wednesday that he would wed this month, after losing nearly half his original weight.

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