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A waiter of Korean cafe Chick O\u0027Rico poses for a picture in a costume from television series Squid Game in Moscow, Russia October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A waiter of Korean cafe Chick O'Rico poses for a picture in a costume from television series Squid Game in Moscow, Russia October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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Players pose for a photo as they are chosen to participate to play the real-life \
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Players pose for a photo as they are chosen to participate to play the real-life "Squid game" at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021. Hit South Korean show "Squid Game" has officially become Netflix's biggest original series launch, the streaming service said. REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan

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Customers play Squid Game\u0027s honeycomb toffee game at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Customers play Squid Game's honeycomb toffee game at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

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A 3-metre (10 ft) tall doll from Netflix series \
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A 3-metre (10 ft) tall doll from Netflix series "Squid Game" is displayed outside a mall in Quezon City, Philippines, September 30, 2021. The nine-part thriller, in which cash-strapped contestants play childhood games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won ($38 million), has become a worldwide sensation for Netflix since its launch less than a month ago. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

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A person tries his hand at the \
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A person tries his hand at the "honeycomb challenge" featured in Netflix's new hit series "Squid Game", at Brown Butter Cafe in Singapore October 1, 2021. The dystopian drama has inspired countless memes, Halloween costumes of the ubiquitous green tracksuits worn by contestants and real-world recreations of the various games. It has also sparked a debate within South Korea about toxic competitive societies and prompted new interest in the country's culture and language around the world. "Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans -- making it our biggest series launch ever!" Netflix posted on Twitter. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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A waiter of Korean cafe Chick O\u0027Rico in a costume of a personage from television series Squid Game aims a toy gun at a visitor in Moscow, Russia October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A waiter of Korean cafe Chick O'Rico in a costume of a personage from television series Squid Game aims a toy gun at a visitor in Moscow, Russia October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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Customers take a photo with staff members wearing \u0027Squid Game\u0027 costumes at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Customers take a photo with staff members wearing 'Squid Game' costumes at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

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Nail salon Maniqure owner Lim Pei Xin works on a Squid Game\u0027s manicure for a client at her shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 14, 2021.  REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng
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Nail salon Maniqure owner Lim Pei Xin works on a Squid Game's manicure for a client at her shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

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Staff members wearing \u0027Squid Game\u0027 costumes stand guard at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Staff members wearing 'Squid Game' costumes stand guard at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

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A sign referring to the \
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A sign referring to the "honeycomb challenge" featured in Netflix's new hit series "Squid Game" is seen at Brown Butter Cafe in Singapore October 1, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Wang Chen, 32, and Zhang Qi, 27, try their hand at the \
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Wang Chen, 32, and Zhang Qi, 27, try their hand at the "honeycomb challenge" featured in Netflix's new hit series "Squid Game", at Brown Butter Cafe in Singapore October 1, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Dhiyanashree, 21, tries her hand at the \
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Dhiyanashree, 21, tries her hand at the "honeycomb challenge" featured in Netflix's new hit series "Squid Game", at Brown Butter Cafe in Singapore October 1, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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A customer plays \u0027Red Light, Green Light\u0027 game from the Netflix show \u0027Squid Game\u0027 at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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A customer plays 'Red Light, Green Light' game from the Netflix show 'Squid Game' at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

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Participants play the honeycomb toffee game at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan
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Participants play the honeycomb toffee game at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan

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A view shows Dalgona candy from the Korean Netflix series \
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A view shows Dalgona candy from the Korean Netflix series "Squid Game" at a Dalgona shop in Seoul, South Korea, October 1, 2021.  REUTERS/ Heo Ran

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Waiters wearing \u0027Squid Game\u0027 costumes carry trays with the honeycomb toffee at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Waiters wearing 'Squid Game' costumes carry trays with the honeycomb toffee at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

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A street vendor sells Dalgona candy from the Korean Netflix series \
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A street vendor sells Dalgona candy from the Korean Netflix series "Squid Game" at a Dalgona shop in Seoul, South Korea, October 1, 2021.  REUTERS/ Heo Ran

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Participants of the honeycomb toffee game are pictured at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021.  REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan
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Participants of the honeycomb toffee game are pictured at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan

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Participants play the honeycomb toffee game at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021.  REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan
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Participants play the honeycomb toffee game at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan

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A street vendor sells Dalgona candy from the Korean Netflix series \
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A street vendor sells Dalgona candy from the Korean Netflix series "Squid Game" at a Dalgona shop in Seoul, South Korea, October 1, 2021.  REUTERS/ Heo Ran

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A staff member wearing \u0027Squid Game\u0027 costume stands guard at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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A staff member wearing 'Squid Game' costume stands guard at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

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An Yong-hui, Dalgona shop owner, makes a Dalgona candy in Seoul, South Korea, September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Minwoo Park
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An Yong-hui, Dalgona shop owner, makes a Dalgona candy in Seoul, South Korea, September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Minwoo Park

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A service staff serves the \
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A service staff serves the "honeycomb challenge" featured in Netflix's new hit series "Squid Game", at Brown Butter Cafe in Singapore October 1, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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A Participant is pictured as she plays the honeycomb toffee game at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021.  REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan
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A Participant is pictured as she plays the honeycomb toffee game at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan

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Players walk during the \
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Players walk during the "Squid game" event at the Korean Cultural Center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Vidhyaa Chandramohan

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