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I heard this morning from the gate guards that Bin Laden was dead. So as I sit at the internet cafe, listening to Obama’s speech dubbed over in French- I chose this blog from my backlog- and thought it might be a good time to share it.

I’m not sure if this is a worldwide phenomenon or not… but in Central Africa Barack Obama is an absolute 100% certifiable superstar. The proof is in the fact that you can find just about anything with Obama plastered on it: t-shirts, taxis, lollipops, belt buckles, shopping bags, clocks, pants, hats, bolts of fabric… I hope that someone out there is making a huge collection of photos documenting his superstardom in this region- because it’s really out of this world. And it’s not just in cities- the Obama gear reaches even the most remote villages. Here’s what I’ve been able to capture:

Needless to say, his stardom makes me feel proud to be an American.


2 comments on “ObamaMANIA!

  1. GWGA
    May 2, 2011

    Sara, enjoyed your post! Hopefully his popularity in the U.S. will surge again. The “right” bashes him at every opportunity; he recently even had to release his birth certificate to the press – how ridiculous is that – there are those still claiming that he wasn’t born in the U. S.

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