Friday 9 December 2016

British tourist arrested after stripping naked for snap on Peru's Machu Picchu

Published 04/03/2016 | 10:06

Cusco police have released the photographs that were taken at the Incan site.
Cusco police have released the photographs that were taken at the Incan site.

Two tourists have been detained by authorities in Peru after stripping for a photo opportunity at Machu Picchu.

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The two men, a British and French citizen, were arrested for taking off their clothes to take nude pictures at the ancient site.

They have been named locally as 23-year-old Adam Burton and 28-year-old Eric Xavier Mariec.

It is understood the two men were taken to a police station and charged with moral misconduct, AFP reports.

Cusco police have released the photographs that were taken at the Incan site.

Authorities in the area have reportedly stepped up security at the Seven Wonders of the World site after naked snaps have become popular with tourists.

Locals in the area are said to be outraged by the recent trend.

The incident follows one in Malaysia last year when a 23-year-old British student Eleanor Hawkins was said to have ‘angered the gods of Mount Kinabalu‘ by posing for a semi-nude picture with friends.

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