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'Passione' nibbles; 'Awake' blinks; Rampal; and Stray Cats; Exhibit on hunger

''I knew there was hunger in the world, but it's a lot more graphic, a lot more clear (with this exhibit) than if you read about it.'' So says Tarquin Szekeley, a 13-year-old who recently viewed a special exhibit about world hunger on display at the Boston Museum of Science (through Jan. 22).

''Someone Like Me,'' a multimedia exhibit produced by Save the Children (a relief organization) and Teachers College, Columbia University, is a gentle introduction for children to what Tarquin discribes as ''an important problem that needs to be shown.''

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Some of the images may be unpleasant, but overall the tone is balanced and positive.

Included in the exhibit: a 15-minute film produced by UNICEF that sheds light on the lives of children in underdeveloped countries; Eachone Reachone, a noncompetitive computer game that helps children learn about world hunger; Walk a Mile in My Shoes, a display that allows children to simulate chores (such as fetching water) done by children in developing countries.

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