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GERMANY/
RTR4ISDZ
December 20, 2014
A huge inflatable Father Christmas figure is seen on a balcony of a brothel in the red-light district...
Frankfurt, Germany
A huge inflatable Father Christmas figure is seen on a balcony of a brothel in the red-light district...
A huge inflatable Father Christmas figure is seen on a balcony of a brothel in the red-light district of Frankfurt, December 20, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Business
Business
Belgium's DSKlub - 01 May 2014
7 PICTURES
INDONESIA-SURABAYA/
RTR3IFW4
March 25, 2014
A prostitute waits for customers near a sign that says "special seating area for women" in the Dolly...
Surabaya, Indonesia
A prostitute waits for customers near a sign that says "special seating area for women" in the Dolly...
A prostitute waits for customers near a sign that says "special seating area for women" in the Dolly district of Surabaya March 24, 2014. Tri Rismaharini, the celebrated mayor of Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, has revamped its parks, kickstarted its port development and given free health and education to its poor. But one big challenge remains: shutting down Dolly, a brothel complex established in the 1970s in what is now central Surabaya. Picture taken March 24. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
INDONESIA-SURABAYA/
RTR3IFVR
March 25, 2014
A woman uses a calculator as prostitutes wait for customers in the Dolly district in Surabaya March 24,...
Surabaya, Indonesia
A woman uses a calculator as prostitutes wait for customers in the Dolly district in Surabaya
A woman uses a calculator as prostitutes wait for customers in the Dolly district in Surabaya March 24, 2014. Tri Rismaharini, the celebrated mayor of Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, has revamped its parks, kickstarted its port development and given free health and education to its poor. But one big challenge remains: shutting down Dolly, a brothel complex established in the 1970s in what is now central Surabaya. Picture taken March 24. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
Greek Crisis
Greek Crisis
Brothel Bails Out Soccer Club - 24 Oct 2012
15 PICTURES
GREECE-SOCCER/SPONSORS
RTR39HEH
October 23, 2012
A view of a room inside "Soula", a luxury brothel which sponsors the local Voukefalas soccer team, in...
Athens, Greece
A view of a room inside "Soula", a luxury brothel which sponsors the local Voukefalas soccer team, in...
A view of a room inside "Soula", a luxury brothel which sponsors the local Voukefalas soccer team, in the city of Larissa about 320 km (200 miles) north of Athens October 20, 2012. A brothel and a funeral home have become the newest benefactors of two cash-strapped Greek soccer clubs struggling to survive the country's economic crisis. Picture taken October 20, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER)
GREECE-SOCCER/SPONSORS
RTR39HBL
October 23, 2012
A sex worker hides her face as she poses in a hall inside "Soula", a luxury brothel which sponsors the...
Athens, Greece
A sex worker hides her face as she poses inside "Soula", luxury brothel which sponsors Voukefalas soccer...
A sex worker hides her face as she poses in a hall inside "Soula", a luxury brothel which sponsors the local Voukefalas soccer team, in the city of Larissa about 320 km (200 miles) north of Athens October 20, 2012. A brothel and a funeral home have become the newest benefactors of two cash-strapped Greek soccer clubs struggling to survive the country's economic crisis. Picture taken October 20, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER)
GREECE-SOCCER/SPONSORS
RTR39H8U
October 23, 2012
Soula Alevridou, whose brothels sponsor the local Voukefalas soccer team, sits on a couch as she poses...
Athens, Greece
Soula Alevridou sits on a couch as she poses inside her luxury brothel "Soula" in the city of Larissa,...
Soula Alevridou, whose brothels sponsor the local Voukefalas soccer team, sits on a couch as she poses inside her luxury brothel "Soula", in the city of Larissa, about 320 km (200 miles) north of Athens October 20, 2012. A brothel and a funeral home have become the newest benefactors of two cash-strapped Greek soccer clubs struggling to survive the country's economic crisis. Picture taken October 20, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER)
GREECE-SOCCER/SPONSORS
RTR39H8M
October 23, 2012
An electronic billboard advertising "Soula", a luxury brothel which sponsors the local Voukefalas soccer...
LARISSA, Greece
Electronic billboard advertising "Soula", luxury brothel sponsoring local Voukefalas soccer team, is...
An electronic billboard advertising "Soula", a luxury brothel which sponsors the local Voukefalas soccer team, is seen in the city of Larissa, about 320 km (200 miles) north of Athens October 20, 2012. A brothel and a funeral home have become the newest benefactors of two cash-strapped Greek soccer clubs struggling to survive the country's economic crisis. Picture taken October 20, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS SPORT SOCCER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Women
Women
Bangladesh "Teenage" Brothels - 19 Mar 2012
29 PICTURES
GERMANY/
RTR2HF3O
August 19, 2010
German police special forces leave the Eros Center after a shoot-out in the redlight district of Frankfurt,...
Frankfurt, Germany
German police special forces leave the Eros Center after a shoot-out in the redlight district of Frankfurt...
German police special forces leave the Eros Center after a shoot-out in the redlight district of Frankfurt, August 19, 2010. Police claimed that at least one person was injured after the shooting in a brothel. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: CRIME LAW)
BOLIVIA/
RTR2H6XH
August 09, 2010
Banners are seen on the tent of prostitutes who are staging a hunger strike in Potosi August 9, 2010....
Potosi, Bolivia
Banners are seen on the tent of prostitutes who are staging a hunger strike in Potosi
Banners are seen on the tent of prostitutes who are staging a hunger strike in Potosi August 9, 2010. Potosi continues to be paralysed on the twelfth day of a strike as the city's residents demand for more government investment in their region as well as the resolution of a border problem between the Oruro and Potosi provinces. Nearly one hundred hunger strikes are currently taking place in Potosi. The banners read " Union of whorehouses, fighting for the rights of Potosi". REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
Health
Health
AIDS Testing in Lima Brothel - 30 Nov 2009
12 PICTURES
PERU
RTXRBA1
December 01, 2009
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS during an awareness campaign ahead...
Lima, Peru
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS at the Trocadero brothel in Lima's...
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day at the Trocadero brothel in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. On that day, about 400 prostitutes from the Trocadero brothel gave blood samples during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign promoted by the government. Prostitution is legal in Peru provided the prostitute has government health certification. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU SOCIETY POLITICS HEALTH)
PERU
RTXRB9P
December 01, 2009
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS during an awareness campaign ahead...
Lima, Peru
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS at the Trocadero brothel in Lima's...
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day at the Trocadero brothel in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. On that day, about 400 prostitutes from the Trocadero brothel gave blood samples during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign promoted by the government. Prostitution is legal in Peru provided the prostitute has government health certification. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU SOCIETY POLITICS HEALTH)
PERU
RTXRB9O
December 01, 2009
A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of Trocadero brothel during an awareness campaign...
Lima, Peru
A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of Trocadero brothel in Lima's port of Callao
A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of Trocadero brothel during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. On that day, about 400 prostitutes from the Trocadero brothel gave blood samples during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign promoted by the government. Prostitution is legal in Peru provided the prostitute has government health certification. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU SOCIETY POLITICS HEALTH)
PERU
RTXRB9N
December 01, 2009
A prostitute wrapped in a sheet waits for a test for HIV/AIDS during an awareness campaign ahead of World...
Lima, Peru
A prostitute wrapped in a sheet waits for a test for HIV/AIDS at the Trocadero brothel in Lima's port...
A prostitute wrapped in a sheet waits for a test for HIV/AIDS during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day at the Trocadero brothel in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. On that day, about 400 prostitutes from the Trocadero brothel gave blood samples during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign promoted by the government. Prostitution is legal in Peru provided the prostitute has government health certification. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU SOCIETY POLITICS HEALTH)
PERU
RTXRB9K
December 01, 2009
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS during an awareness campaign ahead...
Lima, Peru
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS at the Trocadero brothel in Lima's...
Prostitutes wrapped in sheets wait in line to take a test for HIV/AIDS during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day at the Trocadero brothel in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. On that day, about 400 prostitutes from the Trocadero brothel gave blood samples during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign promoted by the government. Prostitution is legal in Peru provided the prostitute has government health certification. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU SOCIETY POLITICS HEALTH)
TAIWAN-PROSTITUTION/
RTR24Z71
June 24, 2009
Taiwan-born sex worker Niko, 47, poses for a photograph after an interview with Reuters inside a brothel...
Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan-born sex worker Niko poses for a photograph after an interview with Reuters inside a brothel in...
Taiwan-born sex worker Niko, 47, poses for a photograph after an interview with Reuters inside a brothel in Taipei June 24, 2009. Taiwan began a process of legalising prostitution on Wednesday making the island the latest place in the world to decriminalise the world's oldest profession. In six months, authorities will stop punishing Taiwan sex workers after prostitutes successfully campaigned to be given the same protection as their clients, a government spokesman said. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY CRIME LAW)
TAIWAN-PROSTITUTION/
RTR24Z5M
June 24, 2009
Taiwan-born sex worker Niko, 47, smokes a cigarette outside a brothel in Taipei June 24, 2009. Taiwan...
Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan-born sex worker Niko smokes a cigarette outside a brothel in Taipei
Taiwan-born sex worker Niko, 47, smokes a cigarette outside a brothel in Taipei June 24, 2009. Taiwan began a process of legalising prostitution on Wednesday making the island the latest place in the world to decriminalise the world's oldest profession. In six months, authorities will stop punishing Taiwan sex workers after prostitutes successfully campaigned to be given the same protection as their clients, a government spokesman said. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN CRIME LAW SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
German Brothels Fight Soft Demand - 21 Apr 2009
21 PICTURES
GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
RTXE78W
April 21, 2009
Prostitutes Mary and Jill (L) pose on a bed at the "GeizHaus" brothel in the northern German town of...
Hamburg, Germany
To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
Prostitutes Mary and Jill (L) pose on a bed at the "GeizHaus" brothel in the northern German town of Hamburg April 16, 2009. It did not take long for the world's latest economic crisis to have a trickle-down effect on the world's oldest profession in Germany. But in one of the few countries where prostitution is legal -- and thus extraordinarily transparent -- the industry has responded with a special stimulus package of its own: modern marketing tools, rebates and gimmicks to boost flagging demand. Picture taken April 16. To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/ REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
RTXE78T
April 21, 2009
Prostitute Mary poses as she opens the trousers of a guest at the "GeizHaus" brothel in the northern...
Hamburg, Germany
To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
Prostitute Mary poses as she opens the trousers of a guest at the "GeizHaus" brothel in the northern German town of Hamburg April 16, 2009. It did not take long for the world's latest economic crisis to have a trickle-down effect on the world's oldest profession in Germany. But in one of the few countries where prostitution is legal -- and thus extraordinarily transparent -- the industry has responded with a special stimulus package of its own: modern marketing tools, rebates and gimmicks to boost flagging demand. Picture taken April 16. To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/ REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
RTXE72K
April 21, 2009
Prostitute Mary poses as she opens the trousers of a guest at the "GeizHaus" brothel in the northern...
Hamburg, Germany
To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
Prostitute Mary poses as she opens the trousers of a guest at the "GeizHaus" brothel in the northern German town of Hamburg April 16, 2009. It did not take long for the world financial crisis to affect the world's oldest profession in Germany. In one of the few countries where prostitution is legal, and unusually transparent, the industry has responded with an economic stimulus package of its own: modern marketing tools, rebates and gimmicks to boost falling demand. Picture taken April 16. To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/ REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY SOCIETY)
GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
RTXE793
April 20, 2009
A Romanian prostitute poses in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take...
Schoenefeld, Germany
To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
A Romanian prostitute poses in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take long for the world's latest economic crisis to have a trickle-down effect on the world's oldest profession in Germany. But in one of the few countries where prostitution is legal -- and thus extraordinarily transparent -- the industry has responded with a special stimulus package of its own: modern marketing tools, rebates and gimmicks to boost flagging demand. Picture taken April 15. To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/ REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY)
GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
RTXE792
April 20, 2009
Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take...
Schoenefeld, Germany
To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take long for the world's latest economic crisis to have a trickle-down effect on the world's oldest profession in Germany. But in one of the few countries where prostitution is legal -- and thus extraordinarily transparent -- the industry has responded with a special stimulus package of its own: modern marketing tools, rebates and gimmicks to boost flagging demand. Picture taken April 15. To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/ REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
RTXE790
April 20, 2009
Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take...
Schoenefeld, Germany
To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take long for the world's latest economic crisis to have a trickle-down effect on the world's oldest profession in Germany. But in one of the few countries where prostitution is legal -- and thus extraordinarily transparent -- the industry has
responded with a special stimulus package of its own: modern marketing tools, rebates and gimmicks to boost flagging demand. Picture taken April 15. To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/ REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
RTXE78Y
April 20, 2009
Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take...
Schoenefeld, Germany
To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take long for the world's latest economic crisis to have a trickle-down effect on the world's oldest profession in Germany. But in one of the few countries where prostitution is legal -- and thus extraordinarily transparent -- the industry has
responded with a special stimulus package of its own: modern marketing tools, rebates and gimmicks to boost flagging demand. Picture taken April 15. To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/ REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
RTXE72T
April 20, 2009
Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take...
Schoenefeld, Germany
To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/
Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel "Pussy Club" in Schoenefeld April 15, 2009. It did not take long for the world financial crisis to affect the world's oldest profession in Germany. In one of the few countries where prostitution is legal, and unusually transparent, the industry has responded with an economic stimulus package of its own: modern marketing tools, rebates and gimmicks to boost falling demand. Picture taken April 15. To match feature GERMANY-PROSTITUTES/ REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXCGYR
March 07, 2009
A sex worker takes part in a fashion show of sex workers inside a brothel on the eve of International...
Siliguri, India
A sex worker takes part in a fashion show of sex workers inside a brothel in Siliguri
A sex worker takes part in a fashion show of sex workers inside a brothel on the eve of International Women's Day in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri March 7, 2009. Women around the world will celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
INDIA/
RTXCGYQ
March 07, 2009
Sex workers attend the prize distribution ceremony after a fashion show of sex workers inside a brothel...
Siliguri, India
Sex workers attend the prize distribution ceremony after a fashion show of sex workers inside a brothel...
Sex workers attend the prize distribution ceremony after a fashion show of sex workers inside a brothel on the eve of International Women's Day in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri March 7, 2009. Women around the world will celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA SOCIETY)
Society
Society
Hamburg's Oldest Brothel Shuts as Business Slows - 20 Mar 2008
9 PICTURES
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQK
March 20, 2008
A prostitute walks down a corridor at the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
A prostitute walks down a corridor at the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," Waltraud Mehrer told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. The bar and rooms inside give an impression of the brothel's former glory, with dark wooden panelling on the ceiling, soft lighting and a retro style bar. But these days the Luxor looks dated. Its lack of neon lights and flashy pictures gives it drab appearance on the outside. Picture taken March 18. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQH
March 20, 2008
People walk past the entrance of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
People walk past the entrance of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," Waltraud Mehrer told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. The bar and rooms inside give an impression of the brothel's former glory, with dark wooden panelling on the ceiling, soft lighting and a retro style bar. But these days the Luxor looks dated. Its lack of neon lights and flashy pictures gives it drab appearance on the outside. Picture taken March 18. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQG
March 20, 2008
People walk past the entrance of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
People walk past the entrance of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," Waltraud Mehrer told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. The bar and rooms inside give an impression of the brothel's former glory, with dark wooden panelling on the ceiling, soft lighting and a retro style bar. But these days the Luxor looks dated. Its lack of neon lights and flashy pictures gives it drab appearance on the outside. Picture taken March 18. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQC
March 20, 2008
A prostitute says goodbye to a guest at the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
A prostitute says goodbye to a guest at the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," Waltraud Mehrer told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. The bar and rooms inside give an impression of the brothel's former glory, with dark wooden panelling on the ceiling, soft lighting and a retro style bar. But these days the Luxor looks dated. Its lack of neon lights and flashy pictures gives it drab appearance on the outside. Picture taken March 18. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQB
March 20, 2008
A prostitute says goodbye to a guest at the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
A prostitute says goodbye to a guest at the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," Waltraud Mehrer told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. The bar and rooms inside give an impression of the brothel's former glory, with dark wooden panelling on the ceiling, soft lighting and a retro style bar. But these days the Luxor looks dated. Its lack of neon lights and flashy pictures gives it drab appearance on the outside. Picture taken March 18. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQ8
March 20, 2008
Interior view of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
Interior view of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," Waltraud Mehrer told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. The bar and rooms inside give an impression of the brothel's former glory, with dark wooden panelling on the ceiling, soft lighting and a retro style bar. But these days the Luxor looks dated. Its lack of neon lights and flashy pictures gives it drab appearance on the outside. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ Picture taken March 18. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQ4
March 20, 2008
Interior view of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
Interior view of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor' at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," Waltraud Mehrer told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. The bar and rooms inside give an impression of the brothel's former glory, with dark wooden panelling on the ceiling, soft lighting and a retro style bar. But these days the Luxor looks dated. Its lack of neon lights and flashy pictures gives it drab appearance on the outside. TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ Picture taken March 18. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQ1
March 20, 2008
Waltraud Mehrer, owner of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor', talks to guests at the bar of her establishment...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
Waltraud Mehrer, owner of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor', talks to guests at the bar of her establishment at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," owner Waltraud Mehrer, 59, told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. We used to have ten girls working here. Now we only have four." TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ Picture taken March 18. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
GERMANY-BROTHEL/
RTR1YJQ0
March 20, 2008
Waltraud Mehrer, owner of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor', talks to guests at the bar of her establishment...
Hamburg, Germany
To accompany feature GERMANY-BROTHEL/
Waltraud Mehrer, owner of the infamous brothel 'Hotel Luxor', talks to guests at the bar of her establishment at the Reeperbahn red-light district in Hamburg March 18, 2008. The owner of Hamburg's oldest and only family-run brothel, in the heart of Germany's most famous red-light district, has decided to shut down her business after 22 years and retire after a sharp decline in business. "It's time to go," owner Waltraud Mehrer, 59, told Reuters."It's a pity, but business just isn't what it used to be. We used to have ten girls working here. Now we only have four." TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE GERMANY-BROTHEL/ Picture taken March 18. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY)
LEISURE
RTR1GC6V
August 13, 2006
Actors Charles Durning (L) and Burt Reynolds, who starred in the film 'The Best Little Whorehouse in...
Beverly Hills, USA
Actors Charles Durning and Burt Reynolds pose at the Golden Boot Awards in Beverly Hills
Actors Charles Durning (L) and Burt Reynolds, who starred in the film 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' arrive as guests at the Golden Boot Awards in Beverly Hills, California August 12, 2006. The awards show honors performers and directors who have furthered the tradition of the Western in film and television. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
LEISURE
RTR1GC6O
August 13, 2006
Actors Charles Durning (L) and Burt Reynolds, who starred in the film 'The Best Little Whorehouse in...
Beverly Hills, USA
Actors Charles Durning and Burt Reynolds pose at the Golden Boot Awards in Beverly Hills
Actors Charles Durning (L) and Burt Reynolds, who starred in the film 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' arrive as guests at the Golden Boot Awards in Beverly Hills, California August 12, 2006. The awards show honors performers and directors who have furthered the tradition of the Western in film and television. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
GERMANY
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April 28, 2006
Two naked prostitutes stand in the bar area at the Artemis brothel in west Berlin April 22, 2006. Artemis...
Berlin, Germany
Two naked prostitutes stand in the bar area at the Artemis brothel in west Berlin
Two naked prostitutes stand in the bar area at the Artemis brothel in west Berlin April 22, 2006. Artemis plans to double the number of prostitutes it has and provide video screens to show football matches to satisfy the needs of libidinous fans during the month-long World Cup 2006. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz WORLD CUP 2006 PREVIEW BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
GERMANY WORLD CUP 2006 PREVIEW
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April 26, 2006
The national flags of Saudi Arabia and Iran are blacked out from a huge poster on the wall of a Cologne...
Cologne, Germany
National flags of Saudi Arabia and Iran are blacked out from huge poster on wall of a Cologne brothel...
The national flags of Saudi Arabia and Iran are blacked out from a huge poster on the wall of a Cologne brothel April 26, 2006. A brothel in Cologne was forced to black out the flags of Saudi Arabia and Iran from a huge World Cup soccer-themed advertising banner after angry Muslims complained and threatened violence. The 24-metre-high by 8-metre-wide (78 by 26 ft) banner displayed on the side of the building features a scantily-clad woman and the slogan: "A time to make girlfriends", a variation on the World Cup slogan: "A time to make friends." WORLD CUP 2006 PREVIEW REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
BRITAIN PROSTITUTION
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January 17, 2006
A sign advertising models is seen in the Soho area of London January 17, 2006. The government announced...
London, United Kingdom
Sign advertising models is seen in the Soho area of London
A sign advertising models is seen in the Soho area of London January 17, 2006. The government announced plans on Tuesday to relax laws on brothels so that prostitutes could work together in the same premises. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
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