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Teen Queen Miley Cyrus Apologizes Over Provocative Shoot

Photog Leibovitz defends photo of Cyrus

(AP) – Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz says she’s sorry people have “misinterpreted” a photo she shot of Miley Cyrus for the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

Leibovitz says the one photo that has caused most of the stir is “a simple, classic portrait” that “is very beautiful.”

In the photo, the 15-year-old singer is wrapped in what appears to be a satin sheet, looking over her shoulder with her back exposed.

The picture is just one in a series that accompanies a Vanity Fair interview with the teenage pop star and her father, singer Billy Ray Cyrus.

The Disney Channel, which airs Cyrus’ TV show “Hannah Montana,” is critical of Vanity Fair. The network, in a statement, says the article suggests that “a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines.”

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