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Record Crowd Bares All for Mexico City Photo

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Eighteen thousand people got naked at Mexico City's immense Zocalo Square early Sunday for photographer Spencer Tunick, who has shot large crowds in cities from Cleveland to Barcelona. This was his largest group shot yet.


One artist pushed the edge of creativity this weekend in Mexico City. Spencer Tunick gathered more than 18,000 people in the city's Zocalo Square for a record-breaking naked photo shoot. Tunick is an American photographer, best known for featuring large numbers of people posed in artistic formations wearing nothing.

Tunick's celebration of the nude form has taken him to cities all over the world, from Cleveland to Barcelona.


And yesterday, you could find a photographer perched on a crane. He was holding a bullhorn. He was shouting directions to thousands of people below. And at his direction, people threw off their clothes. They lined up in rows. And at one point, curled up on the ground. Mr. Tunick calls his work a symbol of freedom.

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