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Inside Europe: Are Black Pete's days numbered?

There's a Dutch Christmas tradition where people dress up as the helpers who accompany the Netherlands' version of Santa Claus. They're known as Black Petes. According to folklore, Black Petes are Moors from Spain and when people dress up as them, they often daub their faces with black paint. And therein lies the problem. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Stefan Bos about moves to end the practice.

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