The nudity was not a case of spontaneous stripping, but rather an organized photo shoot by American artist Spencer Tunick, who is known around the world for his large-scale images of nudes posed in stunning formations.
Although more than 2500 people had registered an intention to pose, it is estimated the final tally surpassed 5200, despite the temperature hovering around 20C as the volunteers gathered in the early hours of the morning.
With the clothes coming off, the thousands of people also had to contend with a cool breeze off Sydney Harbour on what was the first day of autumn.
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