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Beanie babies

December 8, 2009 | 4:11 p.m. CST
Kindergarten teacher Tracie Downs leads her class in counting the beanie babies they have collected thus far for Operation Beanie Baby Rescue on Friday at Shepard Boulevard Elementary. Students from left, Seojin Kwon, Reagan Brooks, Olivia Walsh, Damaia Tapp and Benton Smith, are positioned with bags in hand, ready to begin counting five to a bag. The total count was 563, and all the beanie babies will be sent to either Iraq or Afganistan.

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