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International Supermodel Revisits Refugee Past

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International Supermodel Revisits Refugee Past

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International Supermodel Revisits Refugee Past

International Supermodel Revisits Refugee Past

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Sudan-born model Alek Wek displays a creation by German fashion designer Anja Gockel, at the Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.

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