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Nude cyclists take in London landmarks on World Naked Bike Ride

Naked Bike Ride Image copyright Ben Clatworthy
Image caption Cyclists converge on Hyde Park from six start points

Hundreds of naked cyclists have taken to the streets of London to protest against car culture and oil dependency.

The cyclists pedalled past London landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye and Piccadilly Circus as part of the World Naked Bike Ride.

The riders converged on Hyde Park Corner from six start points.

The annual event aimed to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists as road users and to celebrate the human body, organisers said.

Image copyright Hari Phillips
Image caption Cyclists are highlighting their vulnerability by going naked, organisers say
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Image caption The ride ended at Wellington Arch in Hyde Park
Image copyright Ben Clatworthy
Image caption The London route takes in a number of landmarks