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There's a new Barbie in town, and this one is breaking boundaries.

Mattel has unveiled their newest doll, created in honor of Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Last year, Muhammad became the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab. The one-of-a-kind doll fashioned in her likeness makes her the newest inductee into the Barbie "Shero" series.

According to Mattel, the "Sheros" program was created to honor women who break boundaries.

Muhammad, who was on Time Magazine's 2016 list of "100 Most Influential People," also has her own clothing line.

The new doll, which is the first barbie to wear a hijab, will be available starting in 2018. 

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