Ice panda souvenirs snapped up in China as Olympic fever takes hold

Mascot Bing Dwen Dwen is at the top of everyone's Winter Games shopping list. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - Early on Saturday morning, mere hours after the broadcast of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, a queue of hundreds of people snaked through the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing.

Braving the pre-dawn winter cold, they were waiting in line to enter the downtown shop for official Winter Olympic merchandise.

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