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From Egypt to China, protesters get naked for change

Photo from Ai Weiwei website

First, it was female Egyptian blogger Aliaa Elmahdy who ignited debate on a global scale by posting nude photos of herself to protest the lack of freedom of expression in her country. She was bombarded by threats from conservative Muslims as well as progressive liberals, who claimed she was undermining their reputation.

Moved by Elmady's plight, 40 Israeli women posed naked to express support for the young student. On the group's Facebook page, organizer Or Templar wrote:

"'Regardless of whether they are Jewish, Arab, straight or lesbian – because here, as of now, it doesn't matter."

The nudity protest -- often associated with PETA activists in North America -- has now become a popular for expressing political views. In China, some 70 people stripped down to support the frequently-arrested artist Ai Weiwei, who was recently being investigated for "spreading pornography". 

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