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Children in Africa don't have money to buy toys so they must make their own playthings. One of the favorite activities is to make a car from discarded wire. The kids call this kind of toy car "galimoto" (a Chichewa word also used for the real thing). The car has wheels that rotate and a fully functional steering wheel. This is operated by "remote control"—a stick extending from waist height to the car's front wheels.

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