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Jan 19, 2015 2:16 PM

No more Page 3? Report says UK's Sun drops topless models

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) Has the sun set on the topless models of Britain's tabloid press?

For 45 years, the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has featured topless models called Page 3 girls photos that have long drawn protests from feminists.

On Monday, it showed model Rosie Huntington-Whitely wearing a bra.

The Guardian newspaper reported The Sun management had made a "landmark decision" to drop the bare breasts.

The Sun's Irish edition stopped using topless models in 2013. Last year Murdoch said he found Page 3 "old-fashioned, but readers seem to disagree."

It was not clear whether the cover-up was permanent. Spokesman Dylan Sharpe tweeted that Page 3 would remain "in the same place it's always been between page 2 and page 4." He did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


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