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Photo Gallery: Newport teacher’s collection of found toys

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Jill Johnson displays her collection of found toys on the beach beside the Newport Pier on Tuesday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Jill Johnson has found a colorful assortment of abandoned beach toys on the sand in Newport Beach in the past year.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Jill Johnson displays her collection of found toys on the beach beside the Newport Pier.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Jill Johnson packs up her collection of found toys to give to children in need. The messages explain her project.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Alyssa Canann and her son Gavin add some found toys to Jill Johnson’s collection Tuesday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Not all the abandoned toys in Jill Johnson’s collection are beach items. These samples include dolls, cars, even a tank.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Jill Johnson, second from right, discusses her collection of found toys with Christy Topper and her daughter Capri, Jennifer Gadahn and Sue Lindsey, from left.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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George Johnson, who is preparing a documentary on Jill Johnson’s found-toy project, photographs the collection on the beach beside the Newport Pier on Tuesday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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