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Jamal Batar and his father, Aden, at StoryCorps in West Valley City, Utah, in March 2017. The Batar family fled the civil war in Somalia for the United States in 1994. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Are Americans': Somali Refugee Family Reflects On Making A Life In The U.S.

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He Was Imprisoned And Losing His Mind. 'Anna Karenina' Saved Him

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A Somali soldier stands near a destroyed building in Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 1 after police blamed a nearly day-long siege of the Somali capital on al-Shabab extremists. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Xawo Abdi Hassan rehearses her song. Xawo did not win the competition but the show launched her career as a singer. Roopa Gogineni hide caption

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Invisibilia: They Risked Their Lives To Bring Music Back

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Invisibilia: Inspired By 'American Idol,' Somali TV Show Aimed To Change The World

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with local people in Port Sudan, Sudan, on Dec. 25, one of many locations in Africa the Turkish leader has visited recently. Kayhan Ozer/AP hide caption

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Turkey Is Quietly Building Its Presence In Africa

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Somali soldiers and rescue workers on Sunday inspect the scene of the truck bomb explosion in Mogadishu. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A World Food Programme worker stands next to aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at the airport in Sudan's North Kordofan state. Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines

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