9 unusual items banned around the world

A combination of politics, culture, religion, and, at times, health concerns has led to the ban of certain items in countries around the world.

While some bans are more expected, others that prohibit the use of everyday items like baby walkers and mannequin displays might surprise you.

We’ve put together nine shocking items that have been banned in different countries around the world, from blue jeans in North Korea to masquerade masks in Saudi Arabia.

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