China's Pole Dancing Grandma

Updated: May 02, 2012 20:05 IST

Sun Fengqin, 60, participates in a pole-dancing class in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. In China, where older women are expected to lead a quiet life tending to their grandchildren, retired grandmother Sun Fengqin's hobby is unusual - she pole dances. Swings, spins and sultry moves are all in the repertoire of the long-haired 60-year-old, who took on pole dancing in admiration of what she saw as a sexy sport despite its image in China as something associated with strip clubs. Reuters/Carlos Barria
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Sun Fengqin, 60, participates in a pole-dancing class in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. In China, where older women are expected to lead a quiet life tending to their grandchildren, retired grandmother Sun Fengqin's hobby is unusual - she pole dances. Swings, spins and sultry moves are all in the repertoire of the long-haired 60-year-old, who took on pole dancing in admiration of what she saw as a sexy sport despite its image in China as something associated with strip clubs. Reuters/Carlos Barria

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