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Thousands strip for Sydney photos

Published 01/03/2010 | 12:39

5,200 naked people posed outside Sydney?s Opera House for photographer Spencer Tunick
5,200 naked people posed outside Sydney?s Opera House for photographer Spencer Tunick

About 5,200 naked people embraced each other on the steps of Sydney's Opera House for a photo shoot by Spencer Tunick.

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Tunick, who is known for his nude group photos in public spaces, posed participants for more than an hour in a variety of positions.

"It was difficult to get the straight participants to embrace the gay participants and vice versa," Tunick said. "So I was very happy that that last set up finally got done and everyone came together (in a) united, friendly kiss, a loving kiss in front of this great structure."

Nineteen-year-old student Art Rush said he was thrilled to participate.

"I'll never get a chance to do this again, it's not worth being inhibited," Mr Rush said. "It doesn't feel sexual, it just feels tribal, a gathering of humanity."

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