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November 14, 2013 Also: Ben Tarnoff on Mark Twain; famous authors who make cameos in advertisements; comedian Rob Delaney on losing friends to drug addiction.
Proposed legislation in France would ban pageants for the under-16 set, such as this "Mini-Miss" elegance beauty contest for 10-to-12-year-olds, held in Bobigny, near Paris, a year ago.
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September 19, 2013 Outrage in the U.S. over a French photo spread featuring a seductively arrayed 10-year-old model helped spur proposed legislation to ban child beauty pageants in France. That's ironic considering how popular, prevalent and lucrative the American child, or "glitz," beauty pageant industry is.
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