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PORTLAND, ME - JUNE 09: Proud Somali parents surround their high school graduate daughter at the Portland High School graduation June 9, 2004 in Portland, Maine. Many Somali girls are encouraged to stay away from marriage and focus on their studies so that they can go on to college. This girl is hoping to become a doctor some day. Muslim females in the United States straddle two cultures, as they are expected to uphold many of the customs and traditions of Islam in the face of western culture. (Photo by Amy Toensing). _________________________________

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Behind the Veil: Muslim Girls in America
PORTLAND, ME - JUNE 09: Proud Somali parents surround their high school graduate daughter at the Portland High School graduation June 9, 2004 in Portland, Maine. Many Somali girls are encouraged to stay away from marriage and focus on their studies so that they can go on to college. This girl is hoping to become a doctor some day. Muslim females in the United States straddle two cultures, as they are expected to uphold many of the customs and traditions of Islam in the face of western culture. (Photo by Amy Toensing). _________________________________<br />
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