After dinner at the International House of Pancakes, a restaurant that is particularly popular among Somalis, a group of Somali friends go bowling.
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Graduating senior Mahamed Ahmed leaves at the end of the Lincoln International High School commencement ceremony. Lincoln is one of a number of charter schools in Minneapolis with a predominantly Somali student body.
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On a summer afternoon with his friends, Abdikadir Hassan (far left) and Somali friends who are visiting from Columbus, Ohio and Kitchener, Canada go water tubing on White Bear Lake, one of the many lakes around Minneapolis.
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Fartun Mahamoud Abdi looks at herself in the mirror of her friend's convertible. Ms. Abdi sits on the controversial Countering Violent Extremism committee, which is a government-backed initiative meant to keep youth away from both radicalization and street crime through after-school outreach programs.
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Fartun Mahamoud Abdi prays in the parking lot of a building where she will be opening a new day care center catering to Somali children in a suburb of Minneapolis. Ms. Abdi is also currently earning her PhD in radicalization studies, focusing her research on the Somali community in Minneapolis.
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Girls from West Bank Soccer Club perform a drill during their first practice. West Bank is set to be one of the main beneficiaries to receive support for its youth outreach programs, as part of the federally-backed Countering Violent Extremism initiative.
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Saciido Shaie rushes to go shopping with her kids and drop them off at home before attending a board-of-directors meeting for her non-profit organization, called the Ummah Project.
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Saciido Shaie, who was a child in Somalia when civil war broke out, stayed in a refugee camp before moving to America and gaining citizenship here. She and her husband are currently raising three children in Minneapolis.
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Saciido Shaie fixes her daughter's hair at a Target in Minneapolis. Ms. Shaie says she and her husband never asked the children to wear a hijab, but that normally they insist on doing so themselves.
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Amal draws pictures in her coloring book on the floor of her home in Minneapolis.
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Saciido Shaie arrives home with her 13-year-old son after picking him up from school. Ms. Shaie worries that her son's sense of identity and belonging in the US will be harmed by increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric.
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Two girls use their lunch break to study at Lincoln International High School in Minneapolis. Somali parents are attracted to charter schools like Lincoln, where most students are Somali, because they feel it will help their kids preserve their culture.
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Two students learn practical skills at an optional nursing class early Saturday morning at Lincoln International High School.
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Jamaal Farah cuts the hair of a Somali boy at his barber shop in Karamel Mall. Mr. Farah is also a popular comedian and social media star among the Somali diaspora.
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Sharon Albee waits for the henna temporary tattoos on her hand to dry. Henna is a popular decoration Somalis adorn themselves with for special events like weddings or, in this case, Iftar dinner.
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Two children help a woman with her elaborate costume, designed with the colors of the Somali flag, in preparation for the annual Somali Independence Day Parade. This year the event was hosted by the Somali-run non-profit Ka Joog, a Somali-run nonprofit which focuses on youth outreach programs.
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Abdikadir Hassan sits with his friend, Sabah Hassan, at a diner in Minneapolis, where they argued about whether it was OK for the white mayor of the city to wear a hijab to a Somali event.
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Karmel, one of two major Somali malls in Minneapolis, hosted a Quran reading competition for children in its upstairs mosque — the event drew Somali families from all over the country.
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Haji Yusuf, 37, performs an afternoon prayer in an isle of the Mogadishu Mall market in St. Cloud, MN. The small city, located about 65 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, has been attractive to Somalis primarily because of job opportunities at local manufacturing and meat packing plants.
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Osman Omar, who says he will run for president of Somalia for the second time in 2016, wraps himself in an American flag while taking a break from helping to prepare for a community Iftar dinner.