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In Nigeria, Queens of Africa steal a march on Barbie

Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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A bead necklace is seen on a doll dressed in local attire, in a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A bead necklace is seen on a doll dressed in local attire, in a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A bead necklace is seen on a doll dressed in local attire, in a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dolls dressed in local attire are arranged on a table at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Dolls dressed in local attire are placed near a sewing machine at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dolls dressed in local attire are placed near a sewing machine at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dolls dressed in local attire are placed near a sewing machine at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Entrepreneur Taofick Okoya gestures as he speaks with Reuters in his workshop where he makes dolls dressed in local attire, in Surulere district, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Entrepreneur Taofick Okoya gestures as he speaks with Reuters in his workshop where he makes dolls dressed in local attire, in Surulere district, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Entrepreneur Taofick Okoya gestures as he speaks with Reuters in his workshop where he makes dolls dressed in local attire, in Surulere district, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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A man packs a doll dressed in local attire, at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A man packs a doll dressed in local attire, at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A man packs a doll dressed in local attire, at a workshop in Surulere district, in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Entrepreneur Taofick Okoya holds a packaged doll dressed in local attire, in his workshop in Surulere district, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Entrepreneur Taofick Okoya holds a packaged doll dressed in local attire, in his workshop in Surulere district, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Entrepreneur Taofick Okoya holds a packaged doll dressed in local attire, in his workshop in Surulere district, Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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