Germany's biggest-selling newspaper scraps photos of topless women

BERLIN -- Germany's biggest-selling newspaper, Bild, will scrap its signature front-page photographs of topless women, the newspaper said Friday.

More than 5,000 of the titillating photographs have been printed in Bild since 1984, however the tabloid said that from Saturday its images will be "more modern" and not feature topless women.

Bild said the decision was made Thursday, when the newspaper gave all of its female employees the day off and the paper was produced by an all-male staff to celebrate International Women's Day.

"It is perhaps a small step from women's point of view -- but it's a big step for Bild and all men in Germany," the newspaper said.

Bild added that there will continue to be "sexy" photographs in the newspaper, however they would be "more modern, better packaged."

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