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BEIJING SNAPSHOT: A scramble for scarce Olympic souvenirs

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — The race is on to snap up scarce 2022 Winter Olympic souvenirs. Dolls of mascot Bing Dwen Dwen sold out after buyers waited in line overnight in freezing weather. People showed up with stools outside the Gongmei Emporium on the Wangfujing pedestrian mall in central Beijing. Some were from a mini-industry of people paid to wait in line to buy the latest smartphones and other consumer crazes for clients. A sign in Gongmei’s window said it had 300 Bing Dwen Dwen figures and buyers were allowed one each. The official Xinhua News Agency said Olympics organizers have asked factories to make more.

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