Bin Laden masks popular in Brazil
Monday, October 22, 2001
Rio de Janeiro -- Brazilians are flocking to stores ahead of the Halloween celebration of witches and ghosts to purchase masks of Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden.
For the annual festivities on Oct. 31, Rio shopkeepers are reporting they can barely keep stock of the masks of the man believed by the U.S. government to be responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
At the Casa Turuna costume shop, more than 25 masks of Mr. bin Laden are sold daily. Mask manufacturer Condal can barely keep up with demand, the owner said.
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