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In this photograph taken on April 27, 2010 local surf instructor... News PhotoBali,Beach,Community,Horizontal,Indonesia,Instructor,Island,Kuta,Lifestyles,Mobile Phone,Photograph,Talking,Tourist Resort,Wireless TechnologyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2010 AFPTO GO WITH FEATURE STORY INDONESIA-TOURISM-BALI-SEX-FILM BY SONNY TUMBELAKA In this photograph taken on April 27, 2010 local surf instructor Rosnan Efendi, 29, talks on a mobile phone in Kuta beach on the resort island of Bali. Fun-loving local beach boys are as much a fixture and, for some women, an attraction of Bali as the sun and surf, but all that could be about to change thanks to a controversial new film. Police have rounded up almost 30 of the so-called beach 'cowboys' in a bid to 'clean up the beach of prostitution', Bali police spokesman Gede Sugianyar said, after documentary 'Cowboys in Paradise' sparked panic among tourism officials. Some of the men at the centre of the brouhaha, like Efendi, who was interviewed for the film, said they were distressed and angry at being hounded as gigolos, and flatly denied offering sexual favours for money. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)