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Russian Cheerleaders Bring the Spirit to Lawmakers

Cheerleaders visited a meeting of the Leningrad region's government last week, helping lawmakers shake off some steam with aerobic exercises, dancing and pop music.

Some politicians even took off their jackets as they got the blood flowing.                    

Because everyone needs to stay active throughout a sedentary workday.

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