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Baraa, Abdulmajeed and Sham Haj Khalaf sit in the living room of their Skokie, Ill. home on July 23, 2017. The family emigrated as refugees from Syria. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

After initial euphoria, Syrian refugees grieve for life they left behind

By Vikki Ortiz Healy | Chicago Tribune
August 22, 2017
Amina Butt, of Carbondale, shows a series of white flags with sayings on them to her son, Yusef, on April 13, 2017, at Carbondale’s Gaia House. About 25 community members gathered at the Gaia House for a vigil as a sign of solidarity with Syria amid the country’s civil war. Butt is a member of the Carbondale Muslim Center and her father is president of the city’s Interfaith Council, a collaborative group of local religious leaders. Butt said she wanted to bring her children to the vigil to teach them about the world and help them understand the ongoing conflict in Syria. “It puts their blessed life in perspective for them,” she said. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

Photo of the Day: White flags for Syria

By Bill Lukitsch
April 15, 2017
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