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Special report: Faked in China: Inside the pirates' web

A China-based website displays fake LVMH handbags as seen on a Reuters computer screen in Washington, September 10, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A China-based website displays fake LVMH handbags as seen on a Reuters computer screen in Washington, September 10, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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Fake foreign brand handbags are displayed inside a store at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 28, 2010. T REUTERS/Melanie Lee

Fake foreign brand handbags are displayed inside a store at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 28, 2010. T REUTERS/Melanie Lee

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Offcuts of leather dumped in a refuse skip are seen close to a workshop where fake foreign brand handbags are made in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Offcuts of leather dumped in a refuse skip are seen close to a workshop where fake foreign brand handbags are made in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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A Reuters reporter examines a fake LVMH handbag purchased from a China-based online website in this shipment delivered to the Reuters office in Washington, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A Reuters reporter examines a fake LVMH handbag purchased from a China-based online website in this shipment delivered to the Reuters office in Washington, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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A Hong Kong address is seen on documentation included in a shipment of a fake LVMH handbag, purchased from a China-based online website, whilst the shipping label for the package had shown Guangzhou, China as the point of origin in this shipment delivered to the Reuters office in Washington, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A Hong Kong address is seen on documentation included in a shipment of a fake LVMH handbag, purchased from a China-based online website, whilst the shipping label for the package had shown Guangzhou, China as the point of origin in this shipment delivered to the Reuters office in Washington, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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A shipping label on a fake LVMH handbag purchase shipped from a China-based online website shows Guangzhou, China as the point of origin in this shipment delivered to the Reuters office in Washington, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A shipping label on a fake LVMH handbag purchase shipped from a China-based online website shows Guangzhou, China as the point of origin in this shipment delivered to the Reuters office in Washington, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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A customer looks through a catalogue of fake foreign brand handbags in a store at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A customer looks through a catalogue of fake foreign brand handbags in a store at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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Shopkeepers selling fake bags wait for customers outside stores at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Shopkeepers selling fake bags wait for customers outside stores at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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A customer looks at fake foreign brand wallets in a store at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A customer looks at fake foreign brand wallets in a store at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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A fake foreign brand handbag is seen displayed inside a store at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A fake foreign brand handbag is seen displayed inside a store at Baiyun World Leather Market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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A fake LVMH handbag (R) purchased and shipped from a China -ased online website is pictured next to products on display at a Louis Vuitton store in Chevy Chase, Maryland, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A fake LVMH handbag (R) purchased and shipped from a China -ased online website is pictured next to products on display at a Louis Vuitton store in Chevy Chase, Maryland, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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A workshop where fake foreign brand handbags are made is seen in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A workshop where fake foreign brand handbags are made is seen in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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