03 May '11, 3am

The killing of Osama has quickly spawned a 'mini-industry' of vendors selling memorabilia to mark the occasion

The killing of Osama has quickly spawned a 'mini-industry' of vendors selling memorabilia to mark the occasion

A craftsman shows an unfinished crib figurine showing US President Barack Obama holding the head of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a hand and making the victory sign with the other hand. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK - THE killing of Osama bin Laden quickly spawned a mini-industry of memorabilia, with street vendors and online stores busily peddling trinkets to celebrate and commemorate the moment. Hastily designed mugs and T-shirts appeared for sale online, many with Osama's face, sometimes crassly doctored, with the word 'DEAD' scrawled in large letters. 'Sorry it took so long to get you a copy of my birth certificate. I was too busy killing Osama bin Laden,' said one T-shirt for sale for US$22 (S$27) on the CafePress website that sells customised T-shirts, posters, mugs and gifts. Another shirt depicted Osama with a bloody gunshot wound in his forehead, another showed a so...

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