U.S. photographer Annie Leibovitz poses at the launch of the Pirelli Calendar 2016 in London, Britain November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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LONDON: Topless women out, female luminaries in: the latest edition of the famously titillating Pirelli calendar presented in London by U.S. photographer Annie Leibovitz has won praise for its feminist makeover.The calendar presented Monday features 12 "women of achievement" instead of the usual supermodels, including John Lennon's 82-year-old widow Yoko Ono, singer Patti Smith and tennis star Serena Williams.Launched in 1964 as an annual giveaway for garages that sold Pirelli tires, the main calendar has evolved from the cheesy to the arty end of the erotica spectrum.
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