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  • Nadira Mohamed is seen at her home in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 24, 2017. Nadira's family came to the United States as refugees when she was 3 years old.
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  • Nadira Mohamed walks back to her home with groceries in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 24, 2017. Nadira's family immigrated to the United States as refugees when she was three-years old.
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  • Balqiis and her son, Akhmed, dance in their apartment, Feb. 20, 2017, Minneapolis. Balqiis moved to the United States as a refugee in the 1990s. She lives with her husband, Mohamed, and their son.
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  • The Somali Student Association at the University of Minnesota hosts an event commemorating the Ogaden massacre in 1994 in a Somali region of Ethiopia, Feb. 23, 2017, Minneapolis.
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  • Students perform a skit portraying the fight over the centuries for leadership in Somalia at an event celebrating the newly elected president of Somalia, Feb. 26, 2017, Minneapolis. Thousands gather at the Minneapolis Convention Center to celebrate the first newly elected president in Somalia in decades, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
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  • A group of self-organized students and young adults film a short clip on the famine in Somalia with the aim of raising funds, Feb. 20, 2017, Minneapolis.
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  • A group of students gather at the Somali mall, otherwise known as Karmel, in Minneapolis, Feb. 20, 2017. Karmel attracts many individuals from the Somali community, offering a hub of local foods and home to over 200 vendors.
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  • Friends cheer as an all-female Somali student team competes at Bottineau Field Park, Feb. 25, 2017, Minneapolis. The girls meet weekly at the Brian Coyle Center, which offers programs supporting young Muslim and Somali girls to be active in sports.
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  • Thousands gather at the Minneapolis Convention Center to celebrate the first newly elected president that Somali has seen in decades, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, Feb. 26, 2017, Minneapolis.
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