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Historic child abuse inquiry opens in Australia

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An Australian inquiry into church and institutional child abuse began public hearings Monday, with warnings that widespread and "shocking" allegations would be heard against places of worship, orphanages, community groups and schools. 

People stand with placards outside the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney on September 16, 2013.

Justice Peter McClellan opened the hearings in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, announced by the government last November, saying that thousands of people had so far come forward.

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