TO GO WITH AFP STORY ‘Norway-prostitutio

TO GO WITH AFP STORY ‘Norway-prostitution-law’ BY Gwladys Fouche (FILES) File photo taken March 30, 2007 shows a prostitue working on the street in central Oslo. On February 6, 2009, and a month after it came into force, a Norwegian law banning the purchase of sex has nearly eliminated street prostitution, but for the few sex workers remaining, working conditions have become much tougher. “The clients are extremely nervous. Most of them don’t dare come here,” says Nadia, a 22-year-old from Oslo who has been a sex worker for eight years. Since January 1, men who buy sex face up to six months in jail, pay a fine or face both. The law prohibits the buying of sex but not the sale, so the prostitute goes free. AFP PHOTO / files / Truls Brekke (Photo credit should read TRULS BREKKE/AFP/Getty Images)