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Sole sculpture: Toys fashioned from shoes

Associated Press
In this photo taken Monday, April 29, 2013, carver Jackson Mbatha, 40, poses next to a an unfinished large toy giraffe he is making from pieces of discarded flip-flops, in front of a painted workshop wall at the Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling company in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is cleaning the East African country's beaches of used, washed-up flip-flops and the dirty pieces of rubber that were once cruising the Indian Ocean's currents are now being turned into colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and other toy animals. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Hundreds of discarded flip flops wash up on Kenya's beaches each day. A small recycling company in Nairobi, Ocean Sole, is cleaning up the beaches and recycling the colorful footwear into toys, photo frames and other sculptures for sale and profiting local craftsmen.

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