Facebook has denied removing Nirvana's Nevermind cover from its website due to its graphic content.

Yesterday, it was reported that the iconic cover had had been banned from the social networking site because of its depiction of a naked baby swimming underwater.

Music bosses had put the image online to celebrate the tune's 20th anniversary.

Facebook told the NME: "The photo on the cover of 'Nevermind' album does not actually violate Facebook’s terms. Facebook does allow photos of naked children 'that are clearly unable to stand on their own' in a non sexual situation – so in other words, babies. Why? Put it this way – if a parent wanted to share some photos of a newborn with their grandparents, we wouldn’t want them to not be able to share them on Facebook."

Nevermind is set to be re-issued on September 26 to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary.

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