Protesters picket Barbie-themed house in Berlin

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BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 16:  Lara, 6, stands in a special armoire in Barbie's bedroom  while visiting the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience with her friends Josi and Luna on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Barbie Dreamhouse Experience Opens In Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — It probably wasn't the reception Barbie was hoping for at the start of her European tour.

Feminist protesters burned a doll on a cross and left-wing demonstrators shouted "pink stinks" at the Berlin opening of a life-sized Barbie house Thursday.

They far outnumbered Barbie fans who came to see the Mattel toy's fictional Malibu home.

Security guards swiftly ejected the protesters from the site, which is tucked away behind socialist high rises, railroad tracks and a shopping center near the city's gritty Alexanderplatz.

The "Barbie Dreamhouse" in Berlin is the second such theme house after a similar one opened recently in Florida.

It will remain in the German capital until August before going on tour around Europe.