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In this Nov. 3, 2019, photograph a child with Down syndrome prepare to show skirts displaying drawings inspired by children, during a fashion show dubbed "heART Couture" in Bucharest, Romania. Children with Down syndrome staged a fashion show and performed along a ballet ensemble, two milestone events for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Romania's social life, 30 years after the fall of communism following a violent uprising at the end of 1989.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru/MANILA BULLETIN)

Disabled Romanian children given chance to shine

By the Associated Press During Romania's communist era, children with disabilities were shunned, often locked away in institutions or kept at home and deprived of…