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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Afghanistan's Bruce Lee 'reincarnation' becomes Web hit

BY FRANK JACK DANIEL AND HAMID SHALIZI

KABUL Tue Dec 9, 2014






1 OF 5. Abbas Alizada, who calls himself the Afghan Bruce Lee, poses for a picture in front of Bruce Lee posters after exercising in Kabul December 9, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/MOHAMMAD ISMAIL

(Reuters) - From the ruins of a bombed-out palace above Kabul, a young Afghan man bearing a striking resemblance to kung fu legend Bruce Lee is high-kicking his way to Internet fame, aiming to show another side to his war-weary nation.

Videos and photos of Abbas Alizada, 20, posted on the Facebook page "Bruce Hazara" show him performing back flips and striking Lee's famous poses. They blazed throughAfghanistan's small Internet community this week, part of a publicity burst he hopes will catapult him to broader fame.

"I want to be a champion in my country and a Hollywood star," Alizada said at Kabul's desolate Darulaman palace, where he trains twice a week, swirling nunchakus and sporting a Lee-like bowl haircut....Continue Reading... 

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