A participant of the "Your Weight in Gold" contest has her weight recorded in Dubai September 3, 2013. The Dubai government launched "Your Weight in Gold", a 30-day weight-loss challenge in July, ... more 
A participant of the "Your Weight in Gold" contest has her weight recorded in Dubai September 3, 2013. The Dubai government launched "Your Weight in Gold", a 30-day weight-loss challenge in July, paying residents in gold for losing extra pounds as part of a government campaign to fight growing obesity in the Gulf Arab emirate. The top three dieters stood a chance to win gold coins worth up to 20,000 dirhams ($5,400), and a contestant has to lose a minimum 2 kgs (4.4 pounds) to qualify for the contest. Picture taken September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) less 
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