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McCann, Madeleine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMcCann, Madeleine Madeleine McCannMc‧Cann, Mad‧e‧leine /məˈkæn, ˈmædəlɪn/  (2003-) a young British girl who disappeared in May 2007 while on holiday with her family in Portugal. She was taken from the family's holiday apartment while her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were eating at a restaurant 120 metres away. Madeleine's disappearance received a lot of attention in the media, especially in tabloid newspapers which received criticism for the way in which they reported the events.
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