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The Brooklyn Paper’s own international correspondent, Laura Silver, recently snapped this photo for us while on a trip to Cambérène — a Muslim town in northern Senegal.

“The owner said he was inspired by ‘Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop,’ the 1983 film that Spike Lee made when he was in grad school,” Silver told us via e-mail from the West African nation.

But Cambérène wasn’t the only Senegalese town in which Silver found traces on Kings.

“I also [found] Brooklyn spray-painted on walls in two different cities with populations under 50,000,” Silver said.

“What’s up with that?”

Well, the large Senegalese community in Brownsville might have something to do with why our borough is so popular in African desert villages.

Or maybe they all just really like Spike Lee.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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