Bieber kicked out of Mayan ruins

MEXICO CITY • Pop star Justin Bieber tried to take in a bit too much culture during his Mexican vacation as the pop star was kicked out of Mayan ruins for attempting to enter a restricted area.

Bieber, 21, was visiting the ancient site in Tulum, which faces the Caribbean Sea, on Thursday when he sought to "enter an area prohibited to visitors", an official at the National Institute of Anthropology and History said. Guards from the institute, which oversees archaeological sites, stopped him and "invited him to leave" the ruins, the official said.

Bieber, who made British chart history last Friday by holding the top three positions for singles, had caused a commotion in Mexico in November 2013. He had claimed to have met President Enrique Pena Nieto and his family at a performance in Mexico City, but the president's office denied that and Bieber later said he had met only with Mr Pena Nieto's family.

On the British singles charts, his Love Yourself logged a fifth week at No. 1, followed by Sorry at No. 2 and What Do You Mean at No. 3.

It was the first time an artist has ever achieved the feat in the history of the Official Charts Company.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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