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posted: 7/11/2012 1:42 PM

Teen girls to Teen Vogue: Stop altering photos

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  • Britney Franco, 13, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, left, poses with Hannah Stydahar, 14, of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. during a protest Wednesday near the offices of Teen Vogue in the Times Square section of New York.

      Britney Franco, 13, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, left, poses with Hannah Stydahar, 14, of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. during a protest Wednesday near the offices of Teen Vogue in the Times Square section of New York.
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NEW YORK -- Now that they have a promise from Seventeen not to alter body shapes in photographs, a group of teenage girls are going after Teen Vogue.

About half a dozen girls high-fived each other on Wednesday as they catwalked near the magazine's office in Times Square with "Keep it Real" signs and a makeshift red carpet.

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They collected more than 28,000 signatures in just over a week asking Teen Vogue to follow Seventeen's lead in declaring an end to digitally manipulating images.

The girls, affiliated with the protest group SPARK Movement, said Teen Vogue and other magazines present an unrealistic notion of beauty.

Teen Vogue agreed to a private meeting with the girls and said it makes a "conscious and continuous effort to promote a positive body image among our readers."

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