Osama Bin Laden-themed bar in Brazil

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Many Brazilians stand opposed to the astronomical cost of hosting a World Cup, but the influx of tens of thousands of tourists to the South American nation will generate a vast amount of revenue for hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, prostitutes and taxis. One business that may benefit is the Bar do Bin Laden, a drinking hole in São Paulo run by an Osama Bin Laden impersonator.

Shortly after 9/11, bushy-bearded bar owner Ceará Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes came to the attention of authorities when a customer claimed the world's most wanted terrorist was hiding out in Brazil. According to The Guardian, police laughed off the claims and he became a local celebrity for his likeness to the man who orchestrated the World Trade Center attacks.
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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (L) receives payment in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (L) receives payment in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (R) serves customers in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (R) serves customers in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (R) serves customers in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (R) serves customers in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (L) serves a customer in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes (L) serves a customer in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes poses with girls in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes poses with girls in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes poses with a portrait of Jesus in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes poses with a portrait of Jesus in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes poses in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes poses in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes poses in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes poses in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes laughs while chatting on the phone in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Bin Laden-Themed Bars Popular In Brazil
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes laughs while chatting on the phone in his 'Bar do Bin Laden' on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the 'Beard Man' before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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