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Who needs nukes when Iran's got Ehsan Khajavi?

Iran Body Builder Ehsan Khajavi

Ehsan Khajavi (shown left wearing his favorite washcloth) warms up before a bodybuilding competition in Tehran, as a less-energetic colleague takes advantage of the luxury accommodations.

Obviously, 19 months of President Obama's economic sanction threats over nuclear weapons development have virtually paralyzed normal life in that recalcitrant Middle Eastern country.

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Photo: Vahid Salemi / Associated Press

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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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