15 fascinating good luck charms from around the world

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For people living in different countries around the world, various charms, talismans, and amulets have become symbols of good luck.

While some of these charms are used throughout several countries in a given region, others remain unique to certain nations.

We've put together a collection of 15 good luck charms from around the world, along with an explanation of why they're considered lucky.

From carp scales that are collected in Poland to Japan's Maneki-Neko figurines, take a look at some of the most fascinating good luck symbols from around the globe.

BI_Graphic_15 Good Luck Charms Around the WorldDylan Roach/Business Insider

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