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A young girl washes her face, hands and feet at the Abubakar Asiddiq Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. It is apart of Islamic custom to be clean all over your body before praying, which they do five times a day. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A young girl washes her face, hands and feet at the Abubakar Asiddiq Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. It is apart of Islamic custom to be clean all over your body before praying, which they do five times a day. (Camille Fine/WOUB)

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Professor Edna Wangui of Ohio University speaks to students about the history of Somali immigration to Columbus, Ohio at the Global Mall on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Professor Edna Wangui of Ohio University speaks to students about the history of Somali immigration to Columbus, Ohio at the Global Mall on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Students from Ohio University shop in the Global Mall, a hub for Somali business, in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Students from Ohio University shop in the Global Mall, a hub for Somali business, in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Brooke Siggers, a junior at Ohio University studying Global Studies, walks by a group of paintings at the Global Mall in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Brooke Siggers, a junior at Ohio University studying Global Studies, walks by a group of paintings at the Global Mall in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Professor Edna Wangui of Ohio University takes a picture of children's artwork in the Focus Learning Acadamy for Somali immigrants on March 18, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Professor Edna Wangui of Ohio University takes a picture of children’s artwork in the Focus Learning Acadamy for Somali immigrants on March 18, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Ohio University students walk around the Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus on March 18, 2017. Focus Learning Acadamy is a K-8 charter school for Somali immigrant children. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Ohio University students walk around the Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus on March 18, 2017. Focus Learning Acadamy is a K-8 charter school for Somali immigrant children. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Ohio University students eat a traditional Somali meal at Hoyo's Kitchen in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Ohio University students eat a traditional Somali meal at Hoyo’s Kitchen in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A young boy takes his shoes off before entering Abubakar Asiddiq Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A young boy takes his shoes off before entering Abubakar Asiddiq Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A young girl washes her face, hands and feet at the Abubakar Asiddiq Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. It is apart of Islamic custom to be cleanly all over your body before praying, which they do five times a day. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A young girl washes her face, hands and feet at the Abubakar Asiddiq Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017. It is apart of Islamic custom to be clean all over your body before praying, which they do five times a day. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A women reads in the women's prayer room at the Abubakar Asiddiq Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017.
A women reads in the women’s prayer room at the Abubakar Asiddiq Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 18, 2017.