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Today’s Weird: Osama Bin Laden’s Son Loves Painting America, Cowboys

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  • Omar bin Laden said painting, which he rediscovered during pandemic lockdowns, is helping him come to terms with his father’s violent legacy by transporting him to the innocence of his childhood and the wide American plains he has long dreamed of.
  • “I like old Western films,” he told Vice. Although he has never been to the U.S., he discovered country and western music playing on the radio as a teenager in Afghanistan.

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