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Brit And Frenchman Questioned For Nudity In Machu Picchu

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A British and a French tourist were both questioned by authorities Wednesday in Machu Picchu — one of the seven wonders of the world — for public nudity.

The two European tourists were questioned while still in the nude. Cops specifically asked them about “offenses against morality,” reported The Daily Mail. After the questioning, police released nude photos of the men taken on their cell phones so as to warn other tourists of the embarrassment along with legal consequences they would face if they are caught doing the same thing.

The nude questioning took place only a day after the UNESCO World Heritage site reopened after various renovations throughout the month of February. Hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Peru annually specifically to see the Machu Picchu ruins that are remnants of the Inca empire.

Tourists often fly into Lima’s Jorge Chavez airport and immediately hop onto a connecting flight to Cuzco, the closest airport to Machu Picchu. A spokesperson for the UK Foreign Office — the British equivalent of the US State Department — commented on the story to BBC News: “We are in contact with local authorities in Peru following an incident involving a British national in Machu Picchu.”

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