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Oceane Scharre, 10, Mini-Miss France 2011, is pictured with Miss France 2011 Mathilde Florin. The French Senate voted on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, to ban beauty pageants for children under 16 in an effort to protect children — especially girls — from being sexualized too early. Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison and 30,000 euros in fines, according to the measure. (AP Photo/Mini-Miss Committee)

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