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Here’s another story from the “truth is stranger than fiction” files:

Foreign strippers must supply nude photos to officials

“Foreign strippers planning to table dance in clubs must now provide photos of themselves with no clothes on to qualify for a visa for Canada, said immigration officials.”

This reminds me of a story I once read about a graphic artist whose job was to airbrush out the nipples and genitalia for photos that would be posted on pornographic Web sites.  I’m sure that after a while, it gets old.

On the other hand, the Canadians note:

“In a memo to fellow visa officers around the world, Mercado said if a dancer passes the no-clothes test, they may then require a police certificate or medical examination.”

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