Pics: When protesters go naked

India | | February 9, 2011, 8:08 pm
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A police officer removes a placard from a women's rights organisation Femen activist protesting in front of the Egyptian embassy in Kiev February 9, 2011. The lone topless protester was calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to stand down. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A police officer removes a placard from a women's rights organisation Femen activist protesting in front of the Egyptian embassy in Kiev February 9, 2011. The lone topless protester was calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to stand down. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

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Members of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) take part in a protest against the use of bear skin to make hats for the British Royal Guard, in front of the British embassy in Belgrade July 31, 2008. (Reuters/Djordje Kojadinovic)

Members of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) take part in a protest against the use of bear skin to make hats for the British Royal Guard, in front of the British embassy in Belgrade July 31, 2008. (Reuters/Djordje Kojadinovic)

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An animal rights activist takes part in a protest against bullfighting in front of the European Parliament in Brussels October 9, 2008. Activists said European Union support bullfights. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

An animal rights activist takes part in a protest against bullfighting in front of the European Parliament in Brussels October 9, 2008. Activists said European Union support bullfights. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

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Circa 1055, Lady Godiva (c1040 - 1080) wife of Leofric Earl of Mercia, riding naked on horseback being led through the streets of Coventry, painted by J Fehvre and taken from Musee d'Amiens collection. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

Circa 1055, Lady Godiva (c1040 - 1080) wife of Leofric Earl of Mercia, riding naked on horseback being led through the streets of Coventry, painted by J Fehvre and taken from Musee d'Amiens collection. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

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A topless protestor waves to the crowd on the back of a motorbike. Five actresses, who are in the country for the annual Erotica Expo at the Auckland Showgrounds this weekend, rode down Queen St on the back of motorbikes to protest that it is unfair that men can bare their chests in public, but exposure of the female breast is deemed objectionable or obscene.  (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

A topless protestor waves to the crowd on the back of a motorbike. Five actresses, who are in the country for the annual Erotica Expo at the Auckland Showgrounds this weekend, rode down Queen St on the back of motorbikes to protest that it is unfair that men can bare their chests in public, but exposure of the female breast is deemed objectionable or obscene. (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

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Naked demonstrators climb a tree during a protest in Parliament Square,Central London May 1, 2010. (Reuters/Paul Hackett)

Naked demonstrators climb a tree during a protest in Parliament Square,Central London May 1, 2010. (Reuters/Paul Hackett)

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Animal rights protesters covered in fake blood lie on a Pontevedra street during a demonstration calling for the abolition of bullfights August 2, 2008. (Reuters/Miguel Vidal)

Animal rights protesters covered in fake blood lie on a Pontevedra street during a demonstration calling for the abolition of bullfights August 2, 2008. (Reuters/Miguel Vidal)

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German activists of Oxfam reconstruct a historical photograph of the Kommune-1 group, against a part of the former Berlin Wall October 22, 2010, in protest to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of the promise made by United Nations (UN) member countries in October 1970 to pledge 0.7 per cent of their gross national income to development aid. The set up is based upon a historical picture of the so-called Kommune-1 group. (Reuters/Tobias Schwarz)

German activists of Oxfam reconstruct a historical photograph of the Kommune-1 group, against a part of the former Berlin Wall October 22, 2010, in protest to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of the promise made by United Nations (UN) member countries in October 1970 to pledge 0.7 per cent of their gross national income to development aid. The set up is based upon a historical picture of the so-called Kommune-1 group. (Reuters/Tobias Schwarz)

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An Iranian security guard drags a partially dressed protester away from a hall during an Iranian cultural event in Kiev November 11, 2010. Activists from the women's rights organisation Femen staged the protest in support of Iranian citizen Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, accused both of adultery and of being complicit in her husband's murder.  (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

An Iranian security guard drags a partially dressed protester away from a hall during an Iranian cultural event in Kiev November 11, 2010. Activists from the women's rights organisation Femen staged the protest in support of Iranian citizen Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, accused both of adultery and of being complicit in her husband's murder. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

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Activists of the animal rights group 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) campaign against fur trade in Moscow November 24, 2008.  (Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

Activists of the animal rights group 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) campaign against fur trade in Moscow November 24, 2008. (Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

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Four topless female protesters lie on the floor in Heathrow's Terminal 5 to campaign against the Government's plans to build a third runway at the airport on January 17, 2009 in London, England. Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, announced the decision to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow on Thursday amid opposition from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives, environmental groups and local residents.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Four topless female protesters lie on the floor in Heathrow's Terminal 5 to campaign against the Government's plans to build a third runway at the airport on January 17, 2009 in London, England. Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, announced the decision to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow on Thursday amid opposition from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives, environmental groups and local residents. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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Naked cyclists rprepare to set off on a ride around the city for a night-time protest calling on the government to support cycling on June 23, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Earlier in the week the government voted down a bill which would have funded pro-cycling projects. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Naked cyclists rprepare to set off on a ride around the city for a night-time protest calling on the government to support cycling on June 23, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Earlier in the week the government voted down a bill which would have funded pro-cycling projects. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) protest against the Running of the Bulls and Bull Fighting outside the Spanish Embassy on June 8, 2006 in London, England.  The event was part of an International Week of Action to encourage people to boycott Bull Fighting and the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.  (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) protest against the Running of the Bulls and Bull Fighting outside the Spanish Embassy on June 8, 2006 in London, England. The event was part of an International Week of Action to encourage people to boycott Bull Fighting and the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

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Jaqueline De Baer, dressed as Lady Godiva, rides through Parliament Square during a protest demanding a 50 percent tax break for working families who employ child caregivers September 19, 2002 in London, England. The ride was inspired by the medieval fable of Lady Godiva, a British aristocrat who rode naked to protest her husband's tax regime.  (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

Jaqueline De Baer, dressed as Lady Godiva, rides through Parliament Square during a protest demanding a 50 percent tax break for working families who employ child caregivers September 19, 2002 in London, England. The ride was inspired by the medieval fable of Lady Godiva, a British aristocrat who rode naked to protest her husband's tax regime. (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

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(L to R) Ashley Fruno, Shawn Mcrae and Park Ki-Hyun of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hold banners against fur in front of SETEC on March 27, 2009 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

(L to R) Ashley Fruno, Shawn Mcrae and Park Ki-Hyun of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hold banners against fur in front of SETEC on March 27, 2009 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Knox, an animal rights activist from Norfolk, VA, protests from a mock cage in front of the White House March 13, 2001 in Washington, DC. The nearly naked Knox, who painted her body orange with tiger stripes, was protesting the treatment of animals traveling with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus is scheduled to arrive in Washington on March 22. (Photo by Alex Wong/Newsmakers)

Jennifer Knox, an animal rights activist from Norfolk, VA, protests from a mock cage in front of the White House March 13, 2001 in Washington, DC. The nearly naked Knox, who painted her body orange with tiger stripes, was protesting the treatment of animals traveling with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus is scheduled to arrive in Washington on March 22. (Photo by Alex Wong/Newsmakers)

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A Naked PETA member lies wrapped in cellophane and bloodied on large trays for Pro-Vegetarian demonstration in Covent Garden on August 17, 2006 in London, England. PETA EUROPE aims to demonstrate to shoppers that all animals are made of flesh and bone and feel pain and that eating meat is literally eating a corpse. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

A Naked PETA member lies wrapped in cellophane and bloodied on large trays for Pro-Vegetarian demonstration in Covent Garden on August 17, 2006 in London, England. PETA EUROPE aims to demonstrate to shoppers that all animals are made of flesh and bone and feel pain and that eating meat is literally eating a corpse. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Demonstrators from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) rally partially naked as they protest the fur industry November 29, 2001 in front of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Theiler/Getty Images)

Demonstrators from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) rally partially naked as they protest the fur industry November 29, 2001 in front of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Theiler/Getty Images)

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Nude cyclists ride near Piccadilly Circus during the fourth annual World Naked Bike Ride on June 9, 2007 in London, England. Cyclists in Britain took to the streets for the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), in protest against global oil dependency.  (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Nude cyclists ride near Piccadilly Circus during the fourth annual World Naked Bike Ride on June 9, 2007 in London, England. Cyclists in Britain took to the streets for the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), in protest against global oil dependency. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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Naked German university students attempt to disrupt the final night of the 54th annual Berlinale International Film Festival February 14, 2004 in Berlin, Germany. The students were protesting proposed introduction of university fees in Germany, and were quickly chased away by police.  (Photo by Tschiponnique Skupin/Getty Images)

Naked German university students attempt to disrupt the final night of the 54th annual Berlinale International Film Festival February 14, 2004 in Berlin, Germany. The students were protesting proposed introduction of university fees in Germany, and were quickly chased away by police. (Photo by Tschiponnique Skupin/Getty Images)

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Sherry Glaser from Mendocino, California (C) and Rachel Hahan-Walter (R) from Waukesha, Wisconsin hug other women as they, along with other antiwar protesters, demonstrate in front of the White House September 26, 2005 in Washington, DC. Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, was the first of many protesters arrested while demonstrating against the war in front of the White House.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sherry Glaser from Mendocino, California (C) and Rachel Hahan-Walter (R) from Waukesha, Wisconsin hug other women as they, along with other antiwar protesters, demonstrate in front of the White House September 26, 2005 in Washington, DC. Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, was the first of many protesters arrested while demonstrating against the war in front of the White House. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Bruce Friedrich sits in a police van after being arrested by British police July 19, 2001 in London, England after protesting naked during the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush to Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

Bruce Friedrich sits in a police van after being arrested by British police July 19, 2001 in London, England after protesting naked during the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush to Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

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A female demonstrator wears nothing but a bra and the words 'heavily armed' written on her stomach as her fellow demonstrators sport 'naked aggresion' written on their chests during a protest against the migration policies of the G8 states on June 4, 2007 in Rostock, Germany. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

A female demonstrator wears nothing but a bra and the words 'heavily armed' written on her stomach as her fellow demonstrators sport 'naked aggresion' written on their chests during a protest against the migration policies of the G8 states on June 4, 2007 in Rostock, Germany. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

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A nude protester is arrested by police during an anti World Trade Organisation protest November 14, 2002 in Sydney, Australia. Activists from 32 different groups, students and office workers marched on the central business district to protest against the WTO meeting at the former Olympic Games site at Homebush Bay. As many as 2000 people attended the unauthorised march. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

A nude protester is arrested by police during an anti World Trade Organisation protest November 14, 2002 in Sydney, Australia. Activists from 32 different groups, students and office workers marched on the central business district to protest against the WTO meeting at the former Olympic Games site at Homebush Bay. As many as 2000 people attended the unauthorised march. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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A cyclist makes his views public as he takes part in the World Naked Bike Ride Northern Hemisphere, a naked protest against oil dependency and car culture which took place in 54 cities worldwide, at Wellington Arch on June 11, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

A cyclist makes his views public as he takes part in the World Naked Bike Ride Northern Hemisphere, a naked protest against oil dependency and car culture which took place in 54 cities worldwide, at Wellington Arch on June 11, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) protest against the Running of the Bulls and Bull Fighting outside the Spanish Embassy on June 8, 2006 in London, England.  The event was part of an International Week of Action to encourage people to boycott Bull Fighting and the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.  (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) protest against the Running of the Bulls and Bull Fighting outside the Spanish Embassy on June 8, 2006 in London, England. The event was part of an International Week of Action to encourage people to boycott Bull Fighting and the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

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Lisa Fraqnzetta (R), a senior campaign coordinator of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) poses nude with her body painted in yellow and holds a placard at a MyungDong shopping district on January 7, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea. The demonstration was organised by the PETA to protest against the use of fur in clothing. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Lisa Fraqnzetta (R), a senior campaign coordinator of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) poses nude with her body painted in yellow and holds a placard at a MyungDong shopping district on January 7, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea. The demonstration was organised by the PETA to protest against the use of fur in clothing. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)