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PORTLAND, ME - JUNE 26: As a new bride, Naima Abdulle, receives colorful scarves to use as veils from other women in her community at a Seven Days Ceremony June 26, 2004 in Portland, Maine. The Seven Days Ceremony is a traditional, all-woman Somali celebration for a new bride, seven days after her wedding. High school sophomore Naima moved to Portland, Maine from Somalia with her family in 2001. As a Muslim female she is expected to uphold many of the customs and traditions of Islam in spite of the many influences from western culture. At the age of 17 she has chosen to get married and continue with her high school studies. (Photo by Amy Toensing). _________________________________

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Behind the Veil: Muslim Girls in America
PORTLAND, ME - JUNE 26: As a new bride, Naima Abdulle, receives colorful scarves to use as veils from other women in her community at a Seven Days Ceremony June 26, 2004 in Portland, Maine. The Seven Days Ceremony is a traditional, all-woman Somali celebration for a new bride, seven days after her wedding. High school sophomore Naima moved to Portland, Maine from Somalia with her family in 2001. As a Muslim female she is expected to uphold many of the customs and traditions of Islam in spite of the many influences from western culture. At the age of 17 she has chosen to get married and continue with her high school studies. (Photo by Amy Toensing). _________________________________<br />
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