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Hundreds gather in Mass. to decry child abuse

Sixty-six pairs of children’s shoes, ranging from glittering sandals to all-white sneakers, were placed in a neat square on the marble stairs of the State House on Thursday morning to symbolize the number of cases of child abuse and neglect in the Commonwealth every day.

At the base of the stairs, 40 preschoolers sat, reading children’s books. They represented a healthy approach to parenting.

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