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    The "Body Worlds" exhibit uses a plastination procedure to reveal the insides of preserved bodies.

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    A "Body Worlds" exhibit shows the human form on a gymnastics balance beam at the Portland Science Center. It is a moment of extreme athleticism frozen into anatomical art.

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    Diane Atwood of the Catching Health wellness blog examines one of the "Body Worlds" exhibits at the Portland Science Center in Portland on Wednesday. “Expanded Man” features an entire male body with each major part separated and suspended marionette-style, allowing visitors to see musculature, bones, organs and circulatory systems.

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    Part of the "Body Worlds" exhibit shows the blood vessel configuration in the human face. The exhibit opens Friday at the new Portland Science Center.

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    The "Body Worlds" exhibit at the new Portland Science Center shows human bodies in various poses to illustrate the anatomy of muscles and tendons.

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    The leg of gymnast on a balance beam is shown as part of the "Body Worlds" exhibit. The bodies are donated directly for the purpose of the exhibit, and the donors consent to have their bodies put on display.

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    PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 2: A Body World exhibit, showing a female into the pose of a gymnast on a balance beam at the Portland Science Center in Portland, ME on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer)

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    The tissue, ligaments and bone of a human leg are exhibited as part of "Body Worlds," which opens Friday at the new Portland Science Center at 68 Commercial St.

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    The musculature of a soccer player in mid-kick is shown in one of the "Body Worlds" exhibits.

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    A skeleton stands illuminated in the new "Body Worlds" exhibit at the Portland Science Center on Wednesday. The exhibit features tissue and organs in the context of health science, showcasing the body's response to things like excess fat storage and Alzheimer's disease. Whitney Hayward / Staff Photographer

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