On a New York Tour, Hijabs and a Selfie Stick

The five families blended seamlessly into New York City’s spring tourist parade on Tuesday, the women in hijabs of red, black and blue, the teenage boys in baseball caps. They spoke in Arabic and carried a selfie stick.

In Times Square, the families, 25 Syrian refugees in all, encountered Ecuadoreans in Elmo costumes and Nigerians hawking double-decker bus tours. In Central Park, two cousins bounded up the ancient rocks, no longer displaced persons, but 9-year-old conquerors of a famous playground. In Battery Park, a family from France watched as the group took turns posing with the <a class="colorbox" href="http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/statue_of_liberty/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier" title="More …read more

Source: New York Times

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