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The Oct. 22, 2009 photo shows Hans Riegel, the longtime boss of German candy maker Haribo who took the gummi bear to international fame, in Bonn, western Germany.  Haribo said in a statement that Riegel, the son of the company’s founder, died of heart failure in Bonn on Tuesday. He was 90. (AP Photo/dpa, Rolf Vennenbernd)
Photo by: Rolf Vennenbernd
The Oct. 22, 2009 photo shows Hans Riegel, the longtime boss of German candy maker Haribo who took the gummi bear to international fame, in Bonn, western Germany. Haribo said in a statement that Riegel, the son of the company’s founder, died of heart failure in Bonn on Tuesday. He was 90. (AP Photo/dpa, Rolf Vennenbernd)

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