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It Was a Naked Weekend: Bikini March, Topless Protest & a Random Moment at Sunset Junction

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From last year's Topless March in Venice (more photos, NSFW, here) | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist
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There might have been a pornstar (or just some naked chick) fingering herself in front of photographers behind the walls of Sunset Junction (link is a video taken from afar), but over in Venice Beach, there was a parade of topless Raëlians protesting the 14th Amendment. Xeni Jardin at boingboing captured some video and describes the group as "a religious cult that basically gets you in the door with promises of free sex, then brainwashes you with a bunch of garbage about UFOs and cloning and giving all your money to the church, hosted a 'topless rights' parade in Venice Beach [on Sunday]."

For Jardin, it was a let down. "I was expecting more space aliens, or at least something with better art direction," she wrote. "Moobs were displayed. Signs were carried. Some women paraded around with nipple-shaped pasties on. That's about it. Just another day in Venice."

On Saturday, Oxygen network producers of the show "Bad Girls Club" tried to break the Guinness World Record of most women assembled for a bikini “parade." YoVenice estimates only about 120 women marched, about 140 less than the Las Vegas record. However, they did note one record may have been broken: "It is very likely that they did break the Guinness World Record of most photographers ever assembled at a bikini 'parade' in Venice Beach, as the ratio seemed about 30:1 photographers with big old pervy zoom lenses to each girl."

Previously: LAist Photo Gallery of the 2008 Topless March (NSFW)