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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
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May 18, 2016 
A girl practices during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai,... 
Shanghai, China 
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A girl practices during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
INDIA-MILITARY/
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January 25, 2016 
An Indian army soldier performs "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during an awareness programme... 
Gandhinagar, India 
An Indian army soldier performs "Malkhamb" at Gandhinagar 
An Indian army soldier performs "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during an awareness programme to attract youth in joining the armed forces on the eve of India's Republic Day at Gandhinagar, in the western state of Gujarat, India, January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-FESTIVAL/
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July 05, 2015 
Boys practice "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Rath... 
Ahmedabad, India 
Boys practice "Malkhamb" during a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad 
Boys practice "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmedabad, India, July 5, 2015. Hindu devotee perform various stunts including Malkhamb as part of the annual Rath Yatra celebrations which commemorates a journey by Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots. The annual Rath Yatra is celebrated on July 18. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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June 09, 2015 
28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - Bishan Sports Hall, Singapore - 9/6/15
Gymnastics - Women's Uneven... 
Singapore, Singapore 
28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 
28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - Bishan Sports Hall, Singapore - 9/6/15
Gymnastics - Women's Uneven Bars - Malaysia's Farah Ann Abdul Hadi loses her grip
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Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters 
INDIA/
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June 03, 2014 
A boy performs Mallakhamb on a pole during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai June 3, 2014.... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy performs Mallakhamb on a pole during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai 
A boy performs Mallakhamb on a pole during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai June 3, 2014. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
OLYMPICS-ICEHOCKEY/
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February 16, 2014 
Olympic champion gymnast-turned parliamentarian Alina Kabayeva (L) and double Olympic pole vault champion... 
Sochi, Russia 
Olympic champion gymnast-turned parliamentarian Kabayeva and double Olympic pole vault champion Isinbayeva... 
Olympic champion gymnast-turned parliamentarian Alina Kabayeva (L) and double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva look on as Russia defeats Slovakia in a shootout
during their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014.REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY SPORT ATHLETICS SPORT GYMNASTICS POLITICS OLYMPICS) 
OLYMPICS-ICEHOCKEY/
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February 16, 2014 
Olympic champion gymnast-turned parliamentarian Alina Kabayeva (L) and double Olympic pole vault champion... 
Sochi, Russia 
Olympic champion gymnast-turned parliamentarian Kabayeva and double Olympic pole vault champion Isinbayeva... 
Olympic champion gymnast-turned parliamentarian Alina Kabayeva (L) and double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva celebrate as Russia defeats Slovakia in a shootout
during their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 16, 2014.REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY SPORT ATHLETICS SPORT GYMNASTICS POLITICS OLYMPICS) 
OLYMPICS-CEREMONY/
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February 07, 2014 
Russian rhythmic gymnast Alina Kabaeva (L) receives the Olympic flame from Russian Olympic champion wrestler... 
Sochi, Russia 
Russian rhythmic gymnast Kabaeva receives the Olympic flame from Olympic champion wrestler Karelin as... 
Russian rhythmic gymnast Alina Kabaeva (L) receives the Olympic flame from Russian Olympic champion wrestler Aleksandr Karelin as tennis player Maria Sharapova (R) and Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva (2ndR) look on holds during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
OLYMPICS-SOCHI/FLAME
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October 07, 2013 
Olympic champions, synchronised swimmer Anastasia Davydova (2nd L) and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina... 
Moscow, Russia 
Olympic champions, synchronised swimmer Anastasia Davydova and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, take... 
Olympic champions, synchronised swimmer Anastasia Davydova (2nd L) and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina (2nd R), take part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay, with St. Basil's cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow October 7, 2013. The torch relay will take the flame to the North Pole and outer space before the Olympics begin in the Black Sea resort on February 7. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT OLYMPICS CITYSCAPE) 
OLYMPICS-SOCHI/FLAME
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October 07, 2013 
Olympic champion and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina takes part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch... 
Moscow, Russia 
Olympic champion and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina takes part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch... 
Olympic champion and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina takes part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay, with St. Basil's cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow October 7, 2013. The torch relay will take the flame to the North Pole and outer space before the Olympics begin in the Black Sea resort on February 7. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT OLYMPICS CITYSCAPE) 
OLYMPICS-SOCHI/FLAME
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October 07, 2013 
Olympic champion and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina takes part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch... 
Moscow, Russia 
Olympic champion and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina takes part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch... 
Olympic champion and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina takes part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay, with St. Basil's cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow October 7, 2013. The torch relay will take the flame to the North Pole and outer space before the Olympics begin in the Black Sea resort on February 7. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT OLYMPICS CITYSCAPE) 
OLYMPICS-SOCHI/FLAME
RTR3FOMD 
October 07, 2013 
Olympic champions, synchronised swimmer Anastasia Davydova (L) and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina,... 
Moscow, Russia 
Olympic champions, synchronised swimmer Anastasia Davydova and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, take... 
Olympic champions, synchronised swimmer Anastasia Davydova (L) and artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, take part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay, with St. Basil's cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow October 7, 2013. The torch relay will take the flame to the North Pole and outer space before the Olympics begin in the Black Sea resort on February 7. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT SWIMMING GYMNASTICS OLYMPICS CITYSCAPE) 
CHINA/
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February 28, 2013 
A group of young gymnasts stretch themselves on wooden bars during an exercise session at the gymnastics... 
Jiaxing, China 
A group of young gymnasts stretch themselves on wooden bars during an exercise session at the gymnastics... 
A group of young gymnasts stretch themselves on wooden bars during an exercise session at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, February 28, 2013. Their class consists of children aged six to seven, who have been attending professional sports training for at least four years. Their daily schedule contains literacy and general knowledge classes in the morning and four hours of athletic training in the afternoon. REUTERS/William Hong (CHINA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS EDUCATION SOCIETY) 
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November 13, 2012 
A boy carries a bucket of powder and a bottle of castor oil, both of which are used to increase friction,... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy carries a bucket of powder and a bottle of castor oil, both of which are used to increase friction,... 
A boy carries a bucket of powder and a bottle of castor oil, both of which are used to increase friction, during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3ACA2 
November 13, 2012 
A boy carries a gymnastic mattress during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai,... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy carries a gymnastic mattress during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai... 
A boy carries a gymnastic mattress during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3ACA1 
November 13, 2012 
A boy sits on top of a mattress as he watches others perform during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy sits on top of a mattress as he watches others perform during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha... 
A boy sits on top of a mattress as he watches others perform during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3AC9Y 
November 13, 2012 
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai,... 
Mumbai, India 
A boys perform a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai... 
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3AC9X 
November 13, 2012 
Girls practise a Mallakhamb "pyramid" pose in the shape of a crown while suspended at the Shree Samartha... 
Mumbai, India 
Girls practise a Mallakhamb "pyramid" pose in the shape of a crown while suspended at the Shree Samartha... 
Girls practise a Mallakhamb "pyramid" pose in the shape of a crown while suspended at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3AC9W 
November 13, 2012 
A boy helps another stretch on a mat as they warm up before a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy helps another stretch on a mat as they warm up before a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha... 
A boy helps another stretch on a mat as they warm up before a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A boy walks under a statue of Balambhatta Dada Deodhar, founder of the modern version of Mallakhamb,... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy walks under a statue of Balambhatta Dada Deodhar, founder of the modern version of Mallakhamb,... 
A boy walks under a statue of Balambhatta Dada Deodhar, founder of the modern version of Mallakhamb, before a class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3AC9S 
November 13, 2012 
A boy hangs from a bar during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy hangs from a bar during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai 
A boy hangs from a bar during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 22, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3AC9R 
November 13, 2012 
An instructor watches children performing during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir... 
Mumbai, India 
An instructor watches children performing during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir... 
An instructor watches children performing during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
Girls practise a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai,... 
Mumbai, India 
Girls practise a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai... 
Girls practise a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3AC9P 
November 13, 2012 
A boy stretches while waiting for his instructor during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy stretches while waiting for his instructor during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam... 
A boy stretches while waiting for his instructor during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 22, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
Boys line up before performing Mallakhamb at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21,... 
Mumbai, India 
Boys line up before performing Mallakhamb at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai 
Boys line up before performing Mallakhamb at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR3AC9N 
November 13, 2012 
A boy runs on a manually operated treadmill to warm up as another practises handstands before a Mallakhamb... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy runs on a manually operated treadmill to warm up as another practises handstands before a Mallakhamb... 
A boy runs on a manually operated treadmill to warm up as another practises handstands before a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in... 
Mumbai, India 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in... 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in... 
Mumbai, India 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in... 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A girl with painted fingernails holds onto a rope before performing a Mallakhamb pose at the Shree Samartha... 
Mumbai, India 
A girl with painted fingernails holds onto a rope before performing a Mallakhamb pose at the Shree Samartha... 
A girl with painted fingernails holds onto a rope before performing a Mallakhamb pose at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in... 
Mumbai, India 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in... 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A group of girls hang from parallel bars during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir... 
Mumbai, India 
A group of girls hang from parallel bars during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir... 
A group of girls hang from parallel bars during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 31, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai,... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai... 
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole as others watch at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
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November 13, 2012 
Boys laugh during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012.... 
Mumbai, India 
Boys laugh during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai 
Boys laugh during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A group of boys prepare to set up a Mallakhamb pole during a class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir... 
Mumbai, India 
A group of boys prepare to set up a Mallakhamb pole during a class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir... 
A group of boys prepare to set up a Mallakhamb pole during a class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, November 3, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in... 
Mumbai, India 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in... 
A girl practises a Mallakhamb pose while suspended from a rope at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 19, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
INDIA/
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November 13, 2012 
A boy with powder applied on his hands grabs onto a Mallakhamb pole during a Mallakhamb class at the... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy with powder applied on his hands grabs onto a Mallakhamb pole during a Mallakhamb class at the... 
A boy with powder applied on his hands grabs onto a Mallakhamb pole during a Mallakhamb class at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body, but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY) 
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November 13, 2012 
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21,... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai 
A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai, October 21, 2012. Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport which originated as a complementary exercise for wrestling, but is now practised as a sport in itself. The name is a combination of the words "malla", which means athlete or strong man, and "khamba", which means pole. Athletes perform a variety of yogic and gymnastic poses while suspended from a rope or on a pole. Practitioners say that the sport not only develops a healthy and strong body , but also strengthens willpower and helps compose the mind. Picture taken on October 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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October 21, 2012 
Indian army soldiers perform "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a two-day army exhibition... 
Allahabad, India 
Indian army soldiers perform "Malkhamb" during a two-day army exhibition in the northern Indian city... 
Indian army soldiers perform "Malkhamb" (traditional Indian gymnastics) during a two-day army exhibition in the northern Indian city of Allahabad October 21, 2012. Malkhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SPORT) 
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March 10, 2012 
Boys demonstrate their skills at a gym in the city of Barnaul, the capital of the Altai region March... 
Barnaul, Russia 
Boys demonstrate their skills at a gym in the city of Barnaul 
Boys demonstrate their skills at a gym in the city of Barnaul, the capital of the Altai region March 10, 2012. About 200 local boys, aged under 15, who call themselves "Pull-up bar men", go in for sports and specialize in exercises on pull-up bars, parallel bars and other gymnastic apparatus. Enthusiasts, most of whom originate from troubled families, resist bad habits like smoking, taking drugs and drinking alcohol and compete during the weekend competitions, while representing their districts and courtyards, according to participants. REUTERS/Andrei Kasprishin (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SOCIETY HEALTH) 
GYMNASTICS-WORLD/
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October 15, 2011 
China's Chen Yibing kisses the pole of rings after competing in the event at the men's apparatus final... 
Tokyo, Japan 
China's Chen Yibing kisses the pole of rings after competing in the event at men's apparatus final at... 
China's Chen Yibing kisses the pole of rings after competing in the event at the men's apparatus final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo October 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS) 
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October 23, 2010 
Chen Yibing of China kisses a pole after his performance at the men's rings finals at the Artistic Gymnastics... 
Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Chen Yibing of China kisses a pole after his performance at the men's rings finals at the Artistic Gymnastics... 
Chen Yibing of China kisses a pole after his performance at the men's rings finals at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Rotterdam October 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS) 
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Gymnast's Pole in India - 14 Sep 2010 
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September 14, 2010 
Girls perform on ropes while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice... 
Mumbai, India 
Girls perform on ropes while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice... 
Girls perform on ropes while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
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September 14, 2010 
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session... 
Mumbai, India 
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session... 
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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September 14, 2010 
Girls smile during a break from learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice... 
Mumbai, India 
Girls smile during a break from learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice... 
Girls smile during a break from learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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September 14, 2010 
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September... 
Mumbai, India 
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai 
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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September 14, 2010 
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session... 
Mumbai, India 
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session... 
A girl hangs while learning the rope version of Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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September 14, 2010 
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai 
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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September 14, 2010 
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September... 
Mumbai, India 
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai 
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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September 14, 2010 
Gymnasts perform Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September... 
Mumbai, India 
Gymnasts perform Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai 
Gymnasts perform Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
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September 14, 2010 
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September... 
Mumbai, India 
A man performs Mallakhamb during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai 
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
INDIA/
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September 13, 2010 
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September... 
Mumbai, India 
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai 
A boy performs Mallakhamb (gymnast's pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. This old sport helps one to be more agile, improves mind and body coordination as well as overall fitness. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach. Picture taken September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT HEALTH SOCIETY) 
OLYMPICS-GYMNASTICS/
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July 10, 2008 
Mercedes Alcaide of Spain's national gymnastics team trains in Madrid July 10, 2008. REUTERS/Juan Medina... 
Madrid, Spain 
Mercedes Alcaide of Spain's national gymnastics team trains in Madrid 
Mercedes Alcaide of Spain's national gymnastics team trains in Madrid July 10, 2008. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW) 
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July 02, 2008 
A young male gymnast slides down a pole as a boy looks on at a gymnastic hall in the Shichahai sports... 
Beijing, China 
Young male gymnast slides down a pole as a boy looks on at a gymnastic hall in the Shichahai sports school... 
A young male gymnast slides down a pole as a boy looks on at a gymnastic hall in the Shichahai sports school in Beijing July 2, 2008. The school is the biggest sports boarding school in the Chinese capital with around 600 students and 80 coaches, and has a history of training the country's future Olympic hopefuls. China's state sports system certainly has its critics but many of those who have benefited from it are convinced it remains the secret of their country's sporting success. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW) 
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June 25, 2008 
A dance student rests during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province, June... 
Hefei, China 
A dance student rests during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei 
A dance student rests during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province, June 24, 2008. The dance school, which opened 2 months ago, is the first in Hefei to introduce pole dancing. Increasing in popularity, students, mostly women, sign up for the daily training for a variety of reasons such as to get fit, receive training to be a pole dancing coach and to work in night clubs. Pole dancing is billed as a serious workout, closely aligned with gymnastics. Picture taken June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA) 
CHINA/
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June 25, 2008 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province,... 
Hefei, China 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province, June 25, 2008. The dance school, which opened 2 months ago, is the first in Hefei to introduce pole dancing. Increasing in popularity, students, mostly women, sign up for the daily training for a variety of reasons such as to get fit, receive training to be a pole dancing coach and to work in night clubs. Pole dancing is billed as a serious workout, closely aligned with gymnastics. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA) 
CHINA/
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June 25, 2008 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province,... 
Hefei, China 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province, June 24, 2008. The dance school, which opened 2 months ago, is the first in Hefei to introduce pole dancing. Increasing in popularity, students, mostly women, sign up for the daily training for a variety of reasons such as to get fit, receive training to be a pole dancing coach and to work in night clubs. Pole dancing is billed as a serious workout, closely aligned with gymnastics. Photo taken June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA) 
CHINA/
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June 25, 2008 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province,... 
Hefei, China 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province, June 25, 2008. The dance school, which opened 2 months ago, is the first in Hefei to introduce pole dancing. Increasing in popularity, students, mostly women, sign up for the daily training for a variety of reasons such as to get fit, receive training to be a pole dancing coach and to work in night clubs. Pole dancing is billed as a serious workout, closely aligned with gymnastics. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA) 
CHINA/
RTX7BCA 
June 25, 2008 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province,... 
Hefei, China 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei 
Dance students practise during a training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, Anhui province, June 25, 2008. The dance school, which opened 2 months ago, is the first in Hefei to introduce pole dancing. Increasing in popularity, students, mostly women, sign up for the daily training for a variety of reasons such as to get fit, receive training to be a pole dancing coach and to work in night clubs. Pole dancing is billed as a serious workout, closely aligned with gymnastics. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA) 
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