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World Palestinian bodybuilder wins Miss Fitness in Israel

Anoush Belian, from Jerusalem, on Saturday became the first Palestinian female bodybuilder to participate and win an Israeli competition. Belian won the Miss Fitness category in the competition organized by the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA) in Israel.

Palestinian bodybuilder Anoush Belian trains with her coach Basil Saed in a gym in Jerusalem's Old City.

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Palestinian Anoush Belian stands backstage during a bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Palestinian Anoush Belian (L) prepares backstage for a bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Palestinian bodybuilder Anoush Belian prepares food at her home in the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.

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Palestinian bodybuilder Anoush Belian (L) stands next to her mother Renee at their home in the Armenian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.

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Palestinian bodybuilder Anoush Belian walks to her gym in Jerusalem's Old City.

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Palestinian bodybuilder Anoush Belian drinks during a training session in a gym in Jerusalem's Old City.

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Palestinian Anoush Belian (C) stands on stage during a bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Palestinian Anoush Belian poses on stage during a bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Palestinian Anoush Belian (R) is congratulated by her coach Basil Saed after winning a bodybuilding competition in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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