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Muscle flexing in Iran
Earlier a taboo, bodybuilding has gained in popularity with Tehran hosting Asian Championships.
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2010 20:56 GMT

Biceps and six packs are not something you would associate with Iran.

But some 6,000 bodybuilding clubs are currently active in the conservative nation, and bodybuilding is fast becoming a popular sport where it was previously frowned upon.
 
That's led Tehran to host its first Asian Bodybuilding Championships. 

Alireza Ronaghi has more from Tehran.

Source:
Al Jazeera
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