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BALLANTYNE | feature Left: Immanuel Alvarado and his mother Maida Alvarado have participated in the International Fair since its inception. Top Left, Right: Maida Alvarado demonstrates a Venezuelian hairstyle and dance. Above: Venezuela���s colorful ��ag features many symbols. ���Learn By Example��� ���Dominik loves to learn about other countries,��� says Ela, Maida Alvarado, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and her son, Immanuel, a second grader, have participated in the event noting that he especially enjoys it when she and her husband since its inception. ���This year the boards had some amazing share pictures and books about Poland and Croatia. ���The fair facts,��� she says. ���My son enjoys it so much taking his passport is a great thing because it shows children that we can learn by to every country. The parents really take time to do that with example from other people and cultures. We need from youth to their kids.��� understand that there is way more out there that is good that we can bring to the U.S. and life here.��� 42 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE Zahra and Laila, the daughters of Omar Afzal, a native of Iceland, and his wife Asma Bukhari, who grew up in Pakistan SPRING 20 1 3

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