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Launching its annual 2015 Body Issue, ESPN the Magazine, brings us closer to the human physique with these stunning images of male and female nude athletes.

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The issue features sports stars including Amanda Bingson, DeAndre Jordan, Brittney Griner, Stan Wawrinka Ali Krieger, Natalie Coughlin, Aly Raisman and many more athletes stripped down to the nude to show the power of the athletic body in all shapes and sizes.

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Natalie Coughlin who is a swimmer says, “I’m self-conscious about my arms. It’s really hard to find a dress that’s a size 10 in the lats but a size 4 in the waist. But I want to be as successful as I can; if that means having big arms, I’ll take big arms.”

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