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Playboy Hits Newsstands With Pamela Anderson, Ends Era of Baring All

Here's why Playboy is covering up

Playboy has left nothing to the imagination for the last time, publishing Friday its final issue to feature nude pictorials.

Pamela Anderson is the cover model of the last nude issue of the magazine, which announced earlier this year that the combo January-February issue would be its last that bared all.

It is the Playmate's 14th cover appearance, and a 12-page pictorial is accompanied by an interview conducted by actor James Franco.

The move ends a 60-year tradition that has seen women ranging from Madonna to Kim Kardashian and Cindy Crawford strip off for the glossy men's publication.

Playboy announced in October that it would stop publishing nude photos of women, saying they had become outdated due to the plethora of free pornography on the Internet. Playboy's circulation has dropped from about 5.6 million in 1975 to around 800,000 in recent years.