Photo Gallery Naked Cyclists Take to the Streets

Passionate cyclists around the world stripped off on Saturday to demonstrate against the world's dependence on oil. The naked or near-naked bike riders took part in World Naked Bike Ride. They also wanted to draw attention to the dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians on the road.
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Cyclists around the world stripped off their clothing to take part in World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday.

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The bike riders, seen here in Washington, wanted to draw attention to the world's over-dependence on oil.

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The near-naked cyclists rode down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the US Capitol.

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Copenhagen, Denmark: Police in the Danish capital warned cyclists not to strip off entirely, as total nudity in public is forbidden in the Scandinavian country. The event, which was held on Saturday, was also meant to draw attention to the dangers cyclists face on the road.

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Hundreds of nude cyclists also took to the streets in Spain's capital Madrid.

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The event has been going since 2004. It's meant to be a celebration of cycling and the human body.

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In Utrecht, Netherlands, sparsely clothed cyclists rode in support of an intiative to introduce stricter climate laws and the use of cleaner renewable energy sources.

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Brighton, England: Around 500 naked or near-naked bike riders rode through the English seaside town.

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Colorful characters: Many of the bike riders had painted slogans on their bodies or wore fancy dress.

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Mexico City: Cyclists in the Mexican capital demanded more respect from car drivers.

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One of the participants, Alejandro Hernandez, told Reuters: "We're riding nude to see if this way they'll see us, so they don't run over any more of us."

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