Fitness buffs male and female gathered at the annual Mr and Ms Muscle Beach bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Independence Day.

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Men compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Trophies are lined up on a table at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A couple arrives to compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Men compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A woman cheers for a competitor at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A woman warms up at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Women line up to compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A man warms up at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Spectators cheer at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A man warms up at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A woman styles her hair at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Men compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Men compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Men compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A woman weighs herself before the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A man competes in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Women compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A woman competes in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

Women compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A woman cheers for a competitor at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A woman competes in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest 2013

A man competes, as a police helicopter circles above, at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS