A shadow of a subset A of ℝn is the image of A under a projection onto a hyperplane. Let C be a closed nonconvex set in ℝn such that the closures of all its shadows are convex. If, moreover, there are n independent directions such that the closures of the shadows of C in those directions are proper subsets of the respective hyperplanes then it is shown that C contains a copy of ℝn−2. Also for every closed convex set B ‘minimal imitations’ C of B are constructed, that is, closed subsets C of B that have the same shadows as B and that are minimal with respect to dimension.
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