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Israel bans use of ultra-skinny models


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Israeli fashion photographer and model agent Adi Barkan (R) works in his studio in Tel Aviv March 19, 2012. Israeli lawmakers have banned underweight models from catwalks and commercials, a measure they hope will reduce eating disorders and promote a healthy body image. Barkan, who collaborated with lawmaker Rachel Adato on promoting the law, said impossible standards set by the fashion industry were getting too dangerous. Picture taken March 19, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias