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28 January 2016, 06:04
Francis Dogbe
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A craze for lifelike dolls thought to bring good luck is sweeping Thailand, reflecting widespread anxiety as the economy struggles and political uncertainty persists nearly two years after a coup. Thailand is predominantly Buddhist and has been modernizing rapidly over the past two or three decades but many people are highly superstitious, their Buddhist beliefs co-existing with notions of animism, astrology and "black magic". The plastic dolls, about the size of a real baby, are called "look thep", or "child angel". Devotees ....
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