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Afghanistan’s rigid Islamic laws may not allow its citizens a whole lot of sartorial expression, but the country has spawned one snazzy fashion original: Osama bin Laden T-shirts, complete with a pirated Nike logo.

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12/9 – Biodiversity buys the farm What the connection is between one of the world’s most notorious terrorists and one of the world’s most famous corporate brands isn’t exactly clear — as ABCNEWS.COM reports, none of the $2 shirts urge wearers to “Just Bomb It.” They are, however, emblazoned with an eye-catching AK-47. No comment at press time from fellow Nike shills Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.

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