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  • Students, parents and teachers all gather outside Abbot-Downing Elementary in Concord Tuesday during the first day of school.

    Students, parents and teachers all gather outside Abbot-Downing Elementary in Concord Tuesday during the first day of school. Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • A customer arrives at Dimond Hill Farm on Tuesday.
(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

    A customer arrives at Dimond Hill Farm on Tuesday. (SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Katherine Drouin has faced isolation with her condition, many times not wanting to leave her apartment to avoid the stares and gawking at her appearance.

    Katherine Drouin has faced isolation with her condition, many times not wanting to leave her apartment to avoid the stares and gawking at her appearance.

  • 7:15 p.m.: The first course of her meal is ready: a wedge of lettuce with other veggies along with yogurt. The condiments were for later.

    7:15 p.m.: The first course of her meal is ready: a wedge of lettuce with other veggies along with yogurt. The condiments were for later.

  • The Londonderry High School Lancer Marching Band and Colorguard marches through Allenstown during the Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day parade on August 23, 2014.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    The Londonderry High School Lancer Marching Band and Colorguard marches through Allenstown during the Pembroke and Allenstown Old Home Day parade on August 23, 2014. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Gary and Beanie David in their home on Clinton Street in Concord with homemade posters for their annual Blues for Beanie festival to be held Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

    Gary and Beanie David in their home on Clinton Street in Concord with homemade posters for their annual Blues for Beanie festival to be held Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

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