Steamy scenes across the globe
VEGGIE DOGS FROM LETTUCE LADIES
Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) "lettuce ladies", who are wearing bikinis that look like lettuce, Tessa Callan, Britt Mash and Brynn Lonenecker, along with "banana boy" Zachary Koval, prepare to serve vegan hotdogs to passers-by outside the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington.
FORMER SHOWGIRL BEING FORCED OUT OF JOB
Nicole Minetti gestures during Lombardy regional council in Milan. Minetti, a former showgirl and dental hygenist at the centre of Berlusconi's "Rubygate" sex scandal, is being forced out of the job he acquired for her on the Lombardy regional council because she's seen as too much of a liability.
People take part in the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, 30th June 2012. France's new Socialist government is to legalise marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said, reflecting a shift in public attitudes in the majority Catholic nation. A law granting full marriage status to gay couples would bring France, which currently provides only for same-sex civil unions, into line with fellow EU members Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. The sign at rear reads "Marriage for all".
SEX WORK IS WORK
A prostitute wearing a badge as she attends a demonstration with sex workers activists against a proposition to abolish prostitution in Lyon, 6th July 2012. The French Minister for women's rights wanted to eradicate the sex trade in France and new measures to stamp out prostitution. One of the placards read: "The noise of the street against the silence of elected representatives."
SEX WITH AN UNDERAGE PROSTITUTE
Howard Shaw and his wife, Jessie Xue, arrive at the Subordinate Courts in Singapore, 27th June 2012. Shaw, 41, a grandson of Asian movie mogul Runme Shaw and a former environment activist, pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage prostitute.
Qian Jinfan, an 84-year-old transsexual who prefers to be addressed as "Yiling", reacts as she sits at a restaurant in the town of Foshan, in southern China's Guangdong province, 6th July 2012. Qian, who told Reuters that she always felt she was a woman and experimented with hormone cream, tablets and injections at the age of 60, is believed to be the oldest transsexual to live openly in China. The retired Chinese Communist Party official said she would not undergo a sex-change operation until it fully guaranteed her a female body that was complete with a woman's bodily functions. She admitted her days may be limited, but hopes that speaking to the media can help break down traditional assumptions and initiate discussions about transsexuals in society. About 2,000 people in China have undergone sex-change surgery and up to 400,000 could be considering one, according to a report in 2009 by state newspaper China Daily.
Published: 4th August 2012