'Bild's' topless women finally go under cover
Germany's best-selling daily newspaper has finally decided to remove its trademark pictures of topless women from the front page, it announced yesterday.
'Bild', which sells about four million copies a day, will now carry the images on page three instead.
"It is perhaps a small step from a female perspective, but for 'Bild' and all men in Germany it is a big step," 'Bild' said in an article.
The newspaper says its male staff made the decision on Thursday, when it gave all female employees the day off to mark International Women's Day.
Topless women on the cover have been part of the 'Bild' identity for 28 years. More than 5,000 have bared their breasts there since 1984.