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31 Aug 2015 02:12 PM EST

A New York Post reporter, Amber Jamieson, paraded semi-naked in Times Square wearing only body paint to mask her nudity.
It was a piece of “undercover journalism” aimed at ridiculing a decision by the city’s mayor and state governor to crack down on the so-called “painted ladies” who wander the square and receive tips for posing with tourists.
The New York police department has created a 47-person taskforce of “impact officers” supposedly to bring order to the city’s tourist mecca.

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