Nude protest in Paris

PARIS (AP) - December 17, 2008

These models pose for artists and are paid a little under 15 bucks an hour.

It's customary for the painters and sculptors to tip their models, even though the practice is illegal.

City officials want to enforce the no-tipping rule.

About 15 models took off their clothes in near freezing temperatures Monday to make their point.

Paris city officials say they're looking at ways to increase the models' pay.

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