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Last Updated: Wednesday December 03 2008 16:55 GMT

Call to end magazine airbrushing

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Ore before being airbrushed, and after *

There are fresh concerns about magazines airbrushing pictures, after a survey for the Girl Guides found lots of young girls want it to stop.

Magazines are packed full of celebs looking picture perfect, with no spots, glossy hair and perfect skin.

But lots of the pictures have been airbrushed, which is a technique used to make people look better in photos.

Girlguiding UK is launching a new campaign to try and help young girls feel better about their appearance.

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Kids' views on airbrushing

The aim is to teach kids about things like airbrushing, plastic surgery, and eating problems.

Jess Bond, from Girlguiding UK, said that girls are worrying about the way they look from a young age.

"It's really important that everyone works to improve their self-esteem and self-confidence," she added.

* The picture on the right is the airbrushed version, but did you spot the differences? They included changing the colour of Ore's eyes and removing a couple of tiny marks from his face.