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Published 21 November 2012
The eldest daughter of authoritarian Uzbek President Islam Karimov is also a fashion designer, a jewelry maker, a pop singer, a diplomat, a UN envoy, and a screenwriter. But in her latest effort in self-promotion, Karimova took to Twitter (@gulnarakarimova) to promote the benefits of yoga and to personally demonstrate some of the discipline's more common positions -- the Downward Facing Dog, the Plow, the Cobra, and the Angry Cat, among others. While some reactions on Twitter welcomed her efforts, her skimpy workout clothes and the sexual nature of some of the poses stretched the boundaries of propriety in the Muslim country, offending many others.
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