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Bodybuilding championships draw ripped competitors in Bangkok

Bodybuilders from more than 30 Asian countries, along with a few Europeans, gathered in Thailand on Friday. They are meeting to compete in the fourth East Asian Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Championships.

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Female bodybuilders Sun Danyan of China, left, and Natalia Lukashevich of Singapore flex their muscles during the Asian and World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Oct. 7.

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Abbas Bakhtari of Iran flexes his muscles in front of other competitors during the Asian World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship.

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Female bodybuilder Khanittha Makongsuk of Thailand flexes during the Asian and World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Bangkok.

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South Koreans Kim Jae Wook, left, and Jang Hee Seong warm up ahead of the Asian and World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships.