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PHOTO GALLERY: Ahmed Abdalla fled Somalia to pursue an American Dream

July 8, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Ahmed Abdalla and his family fled Somalia to live in a refugee camp in Kenya. After seven years there, the family was allowed to relocate to St. Louis. It's been a journey of imagination and reality as the family has adjusted and learned the many cultural challenges and a new language. Now 20, Abdalla works as a doorman at a St. Louis hotel and attends college classes.

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