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'Life in plastic is not fantastic': Germans protest Barbie Dreamhouse

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A topless FEMEN protester with an inscription on her body that reads "Life In Plastic Is Not Fantastic" holds up a burning cross with a Barbie doll attached to it outside the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin.

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Protesters outside the Barbie Dreamhouse.

By Andy Eckardt, Producer, NBC News

BERLIN – It is possibly the German capital’s most visible new tourist attraction, but the opening of the bright pink Barbie Dreamhouse Experience was picketed Thursday by women’s groups protesting the “cliché of the female role in society.”

About a dozen activists - including a man in a pink dress and a wig and a sign around his neck that said "Do you like me now?" - gathered in front of the attraction Wednesday. Read full story

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A man in a dress protests in front of the Barbie Dreamhouse after its opening near the Alexanderplatz in Berlin on May 16, 2013.

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A Barbie doll is burned on a cross outside the Barbie Dreamhouse.

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A male protester wearing a wig and a dress.

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A life-sized house offers visitors a chance to tour the famous doll's home and even try on Barbie's clothes in her walk-in closet.

Video: Barbie Dreamhouse draws kids and protesters