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ESPN's Body Issue Is Very Naked

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    ESPN teased us back in June with a sneak peek at its Body Issue. Now, the images are here. And, they are good. For its sixth annual edition, the magazine's Body Issue features Wimbledon-champion and all-around badass Venus Williams, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.

    The idea of the Body Issue is to celebrate athletic form. But, the magazine isn't just a glossy of naked images. In fact, this year's edition features "Nothing To See Here," a story about team showers and the experience of Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player.

    The issue hits newsstands July 11. In the meantime, click through for the incredible images.

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