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Starving boy recovering

2008-09-26 10:41:06 GMT2008-09-26 18:41:06 (Beijing Time) SINA.com

Nine-year-old Jason Lopez rests on a bed at the Catarino Rivas hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in this March 8, 2008 file photo. He was found weighing only 8 kg, which is normal for a two-year-old. He now weighs 17.2 kg. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

Jason Lopez attends a therapeutic session at Teleton rehabilitation centre in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sept. 25, 2008. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

Jason Lopez smiles during a therapeutic session at Teleton rehabilitation centre in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sept. 25, 2008. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

Jason Lopez attends a therapeutic session at Teleton rehabilitation centre in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sept. 25, 2008. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

Nine-year-old Jason Lopez rests on a bed at the Catarino Rivas hospital where he is being treated for severe malnutrition after police were tipped off to his condition by neighbors of his family's home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, March 8, 2008.

Jason, whose eight kg (17.6 lbs.) of weight, which is normal for a two-year-old, is an extreme case in Honduras where nearly 30 percent of all children suffer from malnutrition, according to a report from the United Nations' World Food Programme.

(Agencies)

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