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Body beautiful: South Korea's female bodybuilders

25 August 2014 Last updated at 01:00 BST

Traditional views of South Korean women are being challenged by a growing trend for bodybuilding.

Designer clothes and plastic surgery are standard for many of the country's women, keen to replicate the slender physiques of celebrities and pop idols.

Now a growing numbers of female weightlifters are going to different lengths to achieve their idea of perfection.

Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul.

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