Just in case you thought dudes getting ridiculously pumped up, slathering themselves in oil, putting on a tiny pair of jockey shorts and flexing in front of other guys that look the same was uniquely American, I offer these eye-opening photos from a bodybuilding competition in Gaza City October 29, 2010.
^ Above photos: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Can you say Yasser Aralean?
The full caption from Reuters reads: “Palestinian contestants prepare for a bodybuilding competition in Gaza City October 29, 2010. A total of 25 men from 20 to 40 years-old took part in the competition.”
And here’s a photo from a competition in the West Bank city of Hebron on July 9, 2010: