DISCLAIMER: No full frontal nudity is ever featured in any of Aussie Pete's articles!! All images in this article courtesy of Reuters News service.
It's no secret that nudity makes for sensational news and stirs much controversy, as well as much sought-after attention. Here's just some of the disrobing that has inspired top news stories and sparked the interest of millions of media followers around the globe.
Shoko Tendo author of "Yakuza Moon" poses after an interview with Reuters in Tokyo August 28, 2007. Tendo, the author of "Yakuza Moon", a best-selling memoir just out in English, says that police efforts to eradicate the gansters have merely made them harder to track.
A streaker runs across the field during the centenary rugby league test match between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney May 9, 2008.
A topless sunbather enjoys a sunny morning at the Bondi Beach area of Sydney, December 30, 2008. Sun-loving Australians reacted angrily against a mid-summer holiday bid by conservative Christian lawmakers to ban topless sunbathing on beaches on the country's most populous state.
A member of the "Optimalist" heath club hacks a hole into the ice covering a canal near the village of Viazynka, some 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Minsk December 28, 2008. The club promotes a healthy way of living, encouraging its members to spend most of their free time in the countryside.
Australian artist Tim Patch, who calls himself "Pricasso", paints a portrait using his 'private parts' during a trade exhibition in Cape Town, May 9, 2008. Patch, who has used his technique to portray global political leaders, was performing at the Cape Town Sexpo.
Students line up during the "100 Oblations" photo shoot at a state university in Quezon City Metro Manila December 13, 2008. Some 100 students, faculty, staff and alumni pose as Oblation, the naked figure of a man symbolizing the sacrificial offering of service to country and humanity, freedom and selflessness, to mark the university's centennial celebration.
Buyers look at a nude photo of France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on display at Christie's Auction House in New York April 4, 2008. The portrait of Bruni-Sarkozy, taken during her modeling days in 1993 by photographer Michel Comte, has attracted attention since she married French president Nicolas Sarkozy in February.
A bare-breasted virgin, competing with others for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye, adjusts her reeds during a traditional Reed Dance at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2008.
People pose with soccer balls during a performance at the Ernst Happel soccer stadium in Vienna May 11, 2008. About 1,800 people stripped naked for photographer Spencer Tunick at the stadium that will host the Euro 2008 soccer final.
Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square May 6, 2007.
New York City street performer Robert Burck, better known as "The Naked Cowboy" plays his guitar on the streets of Sydney as a promotional event for department store Myer May 14, 2008.
Cyclists demonstrate against pollution and to show their fragility in comparison with cars in Brussels June 21, 2008.
Young men squat during their medical examination for enlistment in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Tianjin municipality, China, November 1, 2008.
Performing artist Hairongtiantian sits naked in an iron cage at Beijing's 798 Art Zone October 15, 2008, before parading in the arts area in a performance to raise awareness for female rights.
Two men pose naked at Toronto's 28th annual Gay Pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2008.
Australian Penthouse Pet of the Year Kobe Kaige poses naked for a PETA photo shoot in Melbourne May 15, 2008. Kaige posed naked in a studio for a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal) anti-fur photo shoot for an upcoming advertising campaign.
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