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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

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...

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