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Bodybuilding in Dushanbe -- and high on life?

Bodybuilding in Dushanbe -- and high on life?

Tajik musclemen have found a valuable ally from none other than the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, whose International Narcotics and Law Enforcement program recently sponsored a one-day bodybuilding tournament in the capital.

This Drug Demand Reduction Project piques our curiosity, and not just because we aren't exactly used to seeing images of tanned, hairless, and muscle-bound men on a U.S. Embassy website.

Considering bodybuilding's reputation, is this really the best way to promote a drug-free lifestyle? Just saying....

---Team Chaikhana

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