Muscle Up: 2012 bodybuilding championships in Hong Kong

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Agency France Presse staff photographer Philippe Lopez takes a behind the scenes look at the 2012 International Bodybuilding and Fitness Invitation Championship which was held in Hong Kong. Participants, who darken their skin with tanning products and apply oils to increase shine, do a series of mandatory poses and display their best shaped muscles to a panel of judges who assign points based on their appearance.

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