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Pint-sized bodybuilder competes in Kabul

A young boy flexes his muscles during a regional bodybuilding competition in Kabul on April 30, 2012. Bodybuilding is one of the country's most popular sports, even permited during the 1996-2001 Taliban regime.
A young boy flexes his muscles during a regional bodybuilding competition in Kabul on April 30, 2012. Bodybuilding is one of the country's most popular sports, even permited during the 1996-2001 Taliban regime.Johannes Eisele / AFP - Getty Images

Afghan bodybuilders compete in the bantamweight classduring a regional bodybuilding competition in Kabul on April 30, 2012.
Afghan bodybuilders compete in the bantamweight classduring a regional bodybuilding competition in Kabul on April 30, 2012.Johannes Eisele / AFP - Getty Images

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