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Bodybuilding in Iraq

Baghdad's bodybuilding obsession is going public after years of repression under the former Iraqi regime. Gyms are opening all over Baghdad, bringing young men new muscles and jobs in security.

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In Iraq, Muscle Is a Growth Industry
Article | BAGHDAD -- Younis Imad, 18, started lifting weights at the Future Gym along Baghdad's Palestine Street a little over a year ago. "I was overweight," he said, taking a break between sets. "I was very upset about that." He was also in need of a job.

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