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Strength trumps seduction at the Pole Expo

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In this Sept. 7, 2014, photo, Quinn McCrimmon, front, and others take part in a workshop at the Pole Expo in Las Vegas. Poles have long been a staple of strip clubs, but many of the attendees at the expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich and refining their slinky craft as a workout activity.
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Pole Dancing

Pole Expo | Palms Casino Resort | September 7, 2014

Straight legs, pointed toes, sculpted quads. Dancers from around the world traded tricks and signature moves at the 2014 Pole Expo this month, turning the silver stalk into a workout apparatus, an artistic canvas, a wow-inducing theatrical prop. Sexy? Sure, but when a muscled body slithers up the pole, it’s more about power than sex appeal, more about strength than seduction.

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