Iraqis Idolize Arnold Schwarzenegger

BAGHDAD, IRAQ – OCTOBER 6: Iraqi national bodybuilding team member Usam Kareem works out under a portrait of former bodybuilder turned actor Arnold Schwarzenegger inside the Damascus House gym October 6, 2003 in downtown Baghdad, Iraq. Although unaware of the actor’s bid to become the governor of California, Iraqis recognize the actor as a champion bodybuilder and international action film star from hit movies such as “The Terminator” and “Commando”. His Image is commonly found in gyms and cinemas throughout the country. (Photo by Scott Nelson/Getty Images)

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