1,500 people stripped naked today at various locations around the city centre of city of Newcastle in northeast England for the latest work by United States artist Spencer Tunick.

(Tunick previously got 7 000 people to bare all in Barcelona (see June 6 2003), also photographing 4 000 naked people in Melbourne and 500 or so who braved the escalators of London’s famous Selfridges department store while in the buff. The man has a bare faced cheek – ‘scuse the pun.)