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Mural Helps Immigrants See Themselves In Hamtramck

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HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - A mural showing a farmer in a turban, a young girl with a veiled face and a woman wearing a hijab has been unveiled in Hamtramck to honor Arab Americans.

The Detroit News reports that the 90-by-30-foot mural features the three images of Yemeni Americans. It was commissioned by the Arab American and Chaldean Council and OneHamtramck, which seeks to bring together residents of dozens of cultural groups in the city.

The mural was done by Chilean artist Dasic Fernandez. He is a renowned muralist and graffiti artist who has studied Arab art and design.

Fernandez's figures represent humanity's life stages. He also included landmarks unique to Yemen.

Hamtramck is a diverse city contained within Detroit's boundaries. Nearly 43 percent of its population is foreign born.

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