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Melbourne Woolworths store to allow nude photo shoot

Melbourne, June 18: Australian supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision. In April, Woolworths turned down Mr Tunick’s request to use the location in Prahran, saying it would be too disruptive on a Saturday. An online petition was launched. Now Woolworths says he can use the car park for an hour on a Monday morning. “It’s a good outcome,” said the store. The photo shoot is part of the Chapel Street Provocare arts festival in the upmarket district of Victoria’s state capital, reported BBC. About 11,000 people have so far registered to strip off for the camera on 9 July, more than could fit onto the rooftop car park. (IANS)