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Photo draws US$1.2m for kids' Harvard entry

School principal's quote inspires lensman to feature pupil on blog; online appeal raises fund for the boy, classmates
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 05:50
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Vidal (center), Ms Lopez (right) and Mr Stanton were invited to White House yesterday and met with President Barack Obama (left) in the Oval Office.

New York

IT began as a heart-warming photograph of a New York schoolboy that went viral. Now an online fund has raised US$1.2 million to send him and his classmates to Harvard.

When Vidal Chastanet, 13, bumped into photographer Brandon Stanton in one of the most troubled