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'So long mom, got to get some fresh air'

It's been a tradition since 1877: The Fresh Air Fund gives disadvantaged kids from New York a free two-week vacation with volunteer host families living in the scenic countryside. Lanasia Robinson, second from right, hugs her mother, Charlette, before boarding a bus to Hyde Park, Vt., June 29. This year more than 6,000 children are vacationing in 13 states.

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