10 Mar 2012

German paper takes topless women off front page

1:05 pm on 10 March 2012

Germany's best-selling daily newspaper says it is removing its trademark pictures of topless women from the front page in a gesture towards complaining readers.

Bild, which sells about four million copies a day, will now carry the images on page three instead, a format favoured by British tabloids.

Topless women on the cover have been part of Bild's identity for 28 years, Reuters reports.

Monika Lazar, the women's spokesperson for the German Green Party, says she is pleased the pictures have disappeared from the front page, but is calling for them to disappear altogether.