Merchandise capitalizes on bin Laden's death

People pass newspapers front pages with the report of Osama bin Laden's death, at a newsstand in Berlin Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday. The letters at the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper left reads : 'Headshot at Luxus-Villa' . (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
May 5, 2011 12:07:15 AM PDT
Never underestimate the power of capitalism. Within hours after Osama bin Laden was killed, entrepreneurs jumped at the chance to make money from his death.

Marketers are selling t-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise memorializing and even celebrating bin Laden's killing.

There are tote bags, baseball caps, even doggie t-shirts with statements like "we got him" and "the end of Osama."

One website reports it has sold hundreds of t-shirts for $20 apiece, showing stick figures of a victorious American standing over bin Laden's body.


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